Meet the Board Monday: Charles Hansberry, III, Class of 1992
Recently joining our Board of Directors, Charles B. Hansberry, III is a Baton Rouge native and fellow Bulldog alumnus. He received a B.A. in History from Louisiana State University and J.D. from Southern University Law Center. He is married to Dr. Kasan Stevens-Hansberry and has two sons, Chase and Kye.
Charles is the Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Office of Property and Casualty for the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Furthermore, he maintains civic involvement as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, and the Louisiana State Bar Association and serves on the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board – Hearing Chair and St. Luke’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees.
Additional awards and recognition:
- Leadership Greater Baton Rouge – Class of 2004
- National Association of Insurance Commissioners Professional Designations – Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation (APIR) and Professional in Insurance Regulation (PIR)
- Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society- Market Conduct Management (MCM) Designation
BRHSF: Did you have a favorite teacher, club, sport or experience that made a long-term impact on you at BRHS?
CH: I would say that the two years that I swam on the BRHS swim team under the direction of Coach A. Marie Williams-Warren had the most impact upon me because I transitioned from a beginner level swimmer in my freshman year to swimming competitively by my junior year. Swimming competitively really pushed me beyond my comfort zone, but it challenged me and was a big confidence builder for me.
BRHSF: What made you decide to join the BRHSF Board?
CH: Being a proud BRHS alum, I saw the Board as being a great opportunity to support the continued growth and uphold the wonderful tradition of the school.
BRHSF: Why is the Foundation’s mission of philanthropic support for BRHS important to you and the community?
CH: Being the parent of two school-aged children, I understand the importance of supporting education with one’s time and financial resources. Your time and financial resources are, in my opinion, the most important factors that parents and other community partners can contribute to the quality and longevity of a school system. Furthermore, I believe that a proper education is the key to any child’s success. I have come to appreciate the learning environment that I had when I was a student at BRHS almost thirty (30) years ago. With that, I realize that in order to keep up with the global society in which we live, schools will need assistance with accessing resources that have costs that, sometimes, far exceed what may be available in their operating budgets. Based upon what I have learned thus far, the Foundation’s purpose is to assist in bringing those resources within reach for the BRHS student body.
BRHSF: As a Board member do you have any personal goals for your service? What do you see as your most important role as a Board member?
CH: As a new board member, I am currently in the process of educating myself on the function of the Foundation. Once I become knowledgeable of all that I need to know, I will work to do my best to support the Foundation’s mission.
Fun Facts! Charles enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and a good, impromptu nap!