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Ruben D. Henderson, III

Assistant Director, Student Activities

Phone: (337) 482-6371
Email: rhenderson@louisiana.edu

Mr. Ruben D. Henderson, III currently serves as Assistant Director of Student Activities and advisor for the University Program Council at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. He received his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Legal Studies from the B.I. Moody III College of Business at UL. Ruben is currently pursuing his Masters of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Northwestern State University. He serves on numerous boards and committees on campus and in the community including the Black Faculty Staff Association (BFSA) serving as the President and the Christiana Smith African American Alumni Chapter serving as the Vice President of Special Events. He also holds advisory roles for The Big Event and the Student Leadership Council. He is the proud advisor of the Black Male Leadership Association (BMLA) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. His two most recent accomplishments includes being named an honoree for the 2015 Acadiana’s 20 Under 40 award and being selected as a steward for a community Little Free Library. He is also a recent graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXIX (29) and was recently selected to serve on the board of directors for the705, an organization for Young Leaders in Acadiana seeking to grow professionally and personally by participating in a variety of learning and leadership development opportunities. Ruben also serves on the board of directors for Mile Perret Cancer Services. Being an involved student in college, he soon developed a passion for working with students. He started off as an Enrollment Counselor/high school recruiter for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment here at the university for the Greater New Orleans area. He aspires to continue to pursue his education and continue to advance in higher education and Student Affairs with aspirations of one day being a Dean of Students or Vice President of Student Affairs in the future. Ruben has a strong passion for diversity and inclusion.

Karli Sherman

Assistant Director, Student Activities

Phone: (337) 482-6944
Email: karli@louisiana.edu

Karli is the newest assistant director for the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership and for University Program Council. She works with students on event planning, public speaking, fundraising, membership recruitment, leadership training, teambuilding, and mentoring.