Julio Melara Delivers Spring Commencement Address

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Julio Melara was the keynote speaker for Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18.

Approximately 170 FranU students were conferred masters, bachelors or associate degrees during the university’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. in the Raising Cane’s River Center Exhibition Hall.

The commencement keynote speaker, Julio Melara, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Louisiana Business Inc., a multi-media publishing company which most notably publishes the Baton Rouge Business Report and 225 Magazine. He is also the founder and CEO of the Business Report’s Executive Leadership Academy, an exclusive program for advancing professionals and business owners. Melara is a devoted husband and father, the author of five books and currently serves on several boards in Baton Rouge, including Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Iberia Bank, and Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

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