UL’s College of Business Administration’s namesake, B.I. Moody III, was honored in connection with the 15th anniversary of the renaming of the college.
The event included the unveiling of three bronze plaques that will be displayed permanently in the Moody Hall lobby and a presentation in an adjacent auditorium about the impact of Moody’s contributions to the university, which total more than $8.2 million, including a Moody Match program implemented in 2006.
Moody, 91, is chairman of The Moody Company and of Louisiana State Newspapers Inc.
Moody’s college career was interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war ended, he graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a founding partner in the CPA firm of Moody, Broussard, Poché & Guidry and later became president and CEO of Chart House Inc. in Lafayette and chairman of the board for First National Bank of Lafayette.
Moody has served on the boards of directors of many other companies, including First Commerce of New Orleans, Riviana Foods Inc., Celeron Oil Company Inc. and Quantum Restaurants.
1. B.I. Moody III, John T. Landry and John Blohm
2. Gwen Fontenot serves birthday cake to the honoree
3. B.I. Moody III with some of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
4. Joseph Savoie addresses attendees at the B.I. Moody III plaqueunveiling ceremony
5. Richard D’Aquin and B.I. Moody III
6. Kevin Moody
7. B.I. Moody III addresses the crowd