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Honors College Advisory Council Inducts New Members

The LSU Honors College Advisory Council, a group of distinguished community leaders who serve as ambassadors for the college, recently inducted five new members into its ranks. James Brown, R. Hadfield Ogden, Sean Pfifer, Deborah Sternberg and Charles Wood were chosen by the nominating committee for their accomplishments and their devotion to the mission of the Honors College.  


James A. Brown  

James Brown

Brown graduated from LSU’s College of Arts & Sciences in 1981 and LSU Law School in 1984. Brown, an Honors College alumnus, is an attorney with Liskow & Lewis in New Orleans, serving as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and as its Loss Prevention Partner. His practice focuses on complex litigation, including banking and contract disputes, professional liability litigation and education law. He and his wife, Kelly, have three sons, James, Benjamin and Nicholas.


Roger “Field” Hadfield Ogden II, M.D.

Roger Ogden

 Ogden received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his orthopedic training at LSU Medical School. He currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at both LSU and Tulane University and is the chief of orthopedic surgery at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in New Orleans. He is married to Michelle, and they have one daughter, Mignon.


Sean Pfifer  

Sean Pfifer

Originally from Columbus, Miss., Pfifer graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering in 1998, where he was named College of Engineering Outstanding Junior and Senior. He began his professional career as a technical architect, becoming a leading expert in data management for Life Sciences sales force automation systems. He currently works in New Jersey as a consulting sales manager with Oracle Health Sciences, North America, and is married to Beena.


Deborah Sternberg

Deborah Sternberg

After graduating magna cum laude from Columbia University, Sternberg went on to work for Goodman Media International, CBS News and the White House Office of Media Affairs. Sternberg is the senior vice president of Starmount Life Insurance Company in Baton Rouge, where she lives with her husband, Michael, and their two sons.


Charles Wood, M.D.

Charles Wood

Wood received undergraduate degrees in microbiology and psychology at LSU and continued on to medical school at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, where he graduated as valedictorian. He is a graduate of the School of Breast Oncology and completed a prostate brachytherapy fellowship at the Seattle Prostate Institute. Since 2007, Wood has been with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center located in Baton Rouge, where he lives with his wife and two sons.