Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger
Chairman of the Board and CEO
“Nicholls State University has been a tremendous asset for this region and is very important to our business,” said Boysie Bollinger, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bollinger Shipyards. “A large number of Nicholls graduates come to work here, and we have put a lot of students through Nicholls in student employment roles – so it’s a symbiotic relationship.”
Bollinger added that if the university were not so geographically convenient, many Nicholls alumni would probably not even have attended college. “Certainly, Nicholls is a big economic engine for our community.