Former UL dean, husband of former LA governor honored with plaque suite naming at university

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UL Lafayette unveiled a plaque and naming ceremony for the Raymond S. Blanco dean of students suite in the university’s student union. 

Blanco worked at the university for 46 years and earned a reputation as a compassionate advocate for students. 

Blanco was dean of men, dean of student personnel, and dean of students. 

Blanco married former governor Kathleen Babineaux in 1964 and became the state’s first- first gentleman. 

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