A veteran, a businessman and a sportsman, Governor Mike Foster was a true Louisianan who served his country, his state and his community with honor throughout his life.
As governor, one of his most lasting legacies is in education, especially his support for the creation of the TOPS program, which, more than twenty years later, still helps thousands of Louisiana students attend colleges and universities and achieve their goals.
Governor Foster recognized that there is no greater gift to our state than a bright future for its young people and that not everyone has to travel the same path to achieve a quality education. That’s why he created the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Governor Foster also worked hard to protect and restore Louisiana’s coastline and moved to dedicate federal funding to this purpose, so that future Louisianans could enjoy the Sportsman’s Paradise he so loved.
Please join us in praying for Governor Foster’s family, and especially his wife Alice, during this difficult time, and we hope the people of our state will join their prayers to ours.
Governor John Bel Edwards has ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff in honor of his memory.