February 28, 2020
Van Reed is a native of Eunice, Louisiana and a graduate of St. Edmund’s High School. He then graduated form Northwestern State University with a B.S. degree in Journalism. He was active with the Kappa Alpha Order, Current Sauce Newspaper, Editor of the Potpourri Yearbook. PRSSA.
Van is a member and past President of the Eunice Rotary Club, member of the Eunice Community Theater and is an Executive Board member for the Experience Louisiana Festival. He has earned a certification from LinkedIn in Project Management Simplified.
Van has owned his own photography business, Van Reed Photography where he shot portrait, fashion, sports and commercial photographer in the Acadiana area.
Van spent 14 years at St. Edmund Catholic School as Development Director. He also has been the official statistician for the St. Edmund Catholic School football program for the last 26 years. He is coming out with a book on the history of the Blue Jays football program in December 2020.
He moved to the local community college Louisiana State University Eunice (LSUE). Van is the Public Relations Director. Over his 13 years he has assumed roles with sports information and admissions director. As the sports information director, he developed and maintained the Bengal’s athletic website. Van developed an online video newspaper and show. He also enhanced the current website and elevated communication campus wide.