The head of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service is retiring after more than 34 years with the LSU AgCenter.
Paul Coreil said Friday that he will leave the administration July 1.
He will continue with other national and state committee and professional obligations until Sept. 15.
Coreil has been vice chancellor of the AgCenter and director of the extension service for 12 years.
A native of Ville Platte, he earned his bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1976. His master's in wildlife management and doctorate in vocational education are from LSU.
Except for a brief stint in 1998-1999 with private industry, he has been with the AgCenter since 1978, serving as an extension agent, specialist, assistant director and vice chancellor.