Former educator and legislator Billy Montgomery was honored recently by Bossier Parish Community College for his more than four decades of service to residents and students of north Louisiana.
Montgomery received his recognition during BPCC’s end of year meeting and dinner presented under the theme “Building Success Together-Preserving Higher Education for Louisiana Citizens.”
Also honored with Montgomery during the event were SWEPCO, BHP Billiton, the Alta and John Franks Foundation, Citizens National Bank, the city of Bossier City, the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and Red Ball Oxygen.
Montgomery was a teacher and coach at Haughton High School and served there as assistant principal from 1970-82. He was principal at the school from 1982-88 and was elected to the state legislature in 1988. He retired as an educator following his election.
He served five terms in the House of Representatives and during that time he authored the landmark legislation that provided the framework for the current site of BPCC. For his governmental service, Montgomery was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in January, 2012.
BPCC officials said Montgomery “…has vigorously promoted education and economic development opportunities for citizens of northwest Louisiana..and today continues his work of improving the lives of Louisiana citizens and strengthening Louisiana’s economy.”
Montgomery currently works with the Bossier Parish Police Jury as project coordinator.