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Dr. Kalil Phillip Ieyoub

Dr. Kalil Phillip Ieyoub was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from McNeese and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Ieyoub began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at McNeese in 1966. He progressed through the academic ranks to full professor and, in 1980, became the Head of the Department of Chemistry. In 1987, he was chosen to be the Dean of the College of Science. In 1988, he became Vice President for Administration and Student Affairs.

During his tenure at McNeese, Dr. Ieyoub has served on over 100 campus and community committees. He has been recognized by several groups, including the Blue Key National Honor Fraternity, Phi Lambda Upsilon Honorary Chemical Fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Outstanding Educators of America, and American Men and Women of Science. In 2002-03, he was chosen Outstanding Administrator by the Student Government Association.

Dr. Ieyoub has served as a consultant and expert in Chemistry for several companies and for the legal profession. He is the father of four children, all of whom have degrees from McNeese.

Dr. Toby W. Osburn

Toby Osburn has been dean of student services at McNeese State University since July, 2004. As dean he is responsible for overseeing general operations of housing and residential life, dining services, student health services, mental health counseling, student union, and student life, and is the primary administrative officer in charge of enforcing the Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Policy. Osburn serves on numerous University committees, is president-elect of Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators and is past chairperson of the University of Louisiana System Emergency Preparedness Steering Committee.

Originally from Texas, Osburn completed his bachelor’s degree at Abilene Christian University and obtained a master’s degree in counseling and student services and a doctoral degree in higher education at the University of North Texas. His doctoral dissertation employed a qualitative case study of hazard mitigation and disaster preparedness planning practices in a university setting. His career has led him to leadership roles in several key student services functions including admissions and enrollment services, academic advising, career services, campus ministries, and student judicial services. Before coming to McNeese, Osburn served in mid-level and senior administrative roles at Rochester College (Rochester, Michigan), North Central Texas Community College District (Gainesville, Texas), University of North Texas (Denton, Texas), and Abilene Christian University (Abilene, Texas).

Active in community life, Osburn has served in numerous volunteer and elected leadership roles as a public school trustee, city mayor, and member of the board of directors of several non-profit organizations including Family and Youth Counseling Agency and Imperial Calcasieu Soccer Association. Osburn is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Women and Children’s Hospital. He is a licensed professional counselor in Texas and Louisiana and is also active, along with his family, in a local church.


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