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Robert Allen Alost, American university executive.


Alost, Robert Allen was born on January 13, 1935 in New Orleans.


Bachelor of Science, Northwestern State College, 1957. Master of Science in Education, Northwestern State College, 1958. Doctor of Education, Louisiana State University, 1963.


Teacher mathematics, Alexandria (Louisiana) Junior High School, 1959-1960;teacher mathematics, Center High School, Baton Rouge, 1960-1961;teacher mathematics, football, basketball and track coach, Istrouma Junior High School, Baton Rouge, 1961-1963;member of faculty health and physical education, coordinator student teaching program in physical education, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1963-1968;department head health and physical education, 1968-1975;dean College of Education, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana, 1975-1982;director, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Natchitoches, 1982-1986;president, Northwestern State University, 1986-1996. Member Northwestern State University curriculum review council, 1975-1982, Admission Board credits and graduation council, 1975-1982. Area representative from colleges universities to Louisiana Conference on Court Justices and Criminal Justice, 1974.

Member Title IV Advisory Board, Louisiana, Bulletin 996 Revision Council of Louisiana State Department Education, house concurrent resolution committee 201 of National Teacher's Examination Board, Southern Association Elementary Commission. Governor's Advisory Committee on Education of Handicapped Children.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Member editorial board Louisiana Journal Educational Administration, Louisiana Educational Research Association Journal, Dean's Desk Educational Columns.


Active Natchitoches Recreation Association Board, Louisiana Outdoor Drama Association, Nathcitoches/Northwestern Symphony Society, Boy Scouts American. Sunday school teacher, board deacons First Bapt, Church, Natchitoches. Board directors Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission Served to artillery captain United States Army, 1958-1959.

Member American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (state delegate), American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association for Teacher Educators, Louisiana Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (board directors 1976-1982, president), Louisiana Association for Deans of Education, Louisiana Council Deans of Education (president), Louisiana Teachers Association (president northwestern section 1972, university delegate 1973), National College Physical Education Association for Men., Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (university representative, state elementary committee), National Association Inter-Collegiate Athletics (executive committee district 30 1973-1975), Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (president), Northwestern Athletic Council (chairman 1974-1977), Louisiana Angus Association (secretary), Natchitoches Parish Cattleman's Association (past vice president, president), Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce (president 1978, vice president finance), Blue Key Society, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Epsilon Kappa (president). Clubs: N Club of Northwestern State University (vice president). Lodges: Lions (president 1966), Rotary.


Married Alma Rabb; children: Michael, Stan, Wes.

Alma Rabb

Michael Alost

Stan Alost

Wes Alost