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Panelist Bio


D. Scott Hughes
Executive Director, Alliance for Education

Scott Hughes currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance For Education, a non-profit organization located in Shreveport (LA) focusing on systemic improvement of the public education system in the seven parishes of northwest Louisiana. He is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.

Scott is very active in civic activities and has served on a number of local Board of Directors including the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA, Shreveport Green and several area Chambers of Commerce. Scott received the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Young Leader Award in 1999, was named Small Business Person of the Year in 2000 and was a graduate of the CABL Leadership Louisiana Program Class of 2007. He serves on the editorial board and writes a monthly column on politics for SB Magazine and serves as the on-air political analysts for KTBS-TV, the Shreveport market ABC affiliate.

The son of a retired Air Force officer and school teacher, Scott grew up living around the country and the world, but now by choice lives in Shreveport with his wife and two children.

Current Topic


     10/18 - Louisiana Veterans Back Home

What are the programs and initiatives helping our veterans successfully transition to civilian life?
Since 2001, 2.6 million service men and women have been deployed to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Twenty-six percent of Louisiana’s veterans fought in these conflicts. The needs for these veterans are plentiful including securing employment and housing, and dealing with the mental rigors of transitioning from military back to civilian life.

Louisiana Public Square explores the unique programs and initiatives that are helping our state’s younger veterans successfully overcome these challenges on “Louisiana Veterans Back Home” Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Thursday, October 18.)

Veterans Coming Home is a collaborative, multi-platform public media project between Wisconsin Public Television and Kindling Group in partnership with local stations and other national organizations. Veterans Coming Home is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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     05/16 - Louisiana Veterans Coming Home

What challenges do our returning veterans face?

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What standards should be used for college admissions?

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