Joseph Ceasar was sworn in to the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees at the June board meeting. Mr. Ceasar was appointed to the board after Don Muhlbach resigned last month. He and his wife Sally are moving to College Station to enjoy time with his new grand babies. Don Muhlbach has been a member on the school board for the past eight years (May 2013 to June 2021) and was instrumental in mentorship programs in the district. 

Joseph Ceasar is a 1997 graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower (Texas) High School. He earned a B.S. in Political Science (American Politics) from the United States Military Academy @ West Point in 2001. In 2010, Joe earned his MBA from the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business with a concentration in Finance. Joe is the Founder and Executive Director of the Legacy Institute for Financial Education (LIFE) which operates the Juzi Spot, LIFE Tech, Generation A, Lufkin Urban Garden & Market, the Wazo Project, and Legacy Institute’s Financial Opportunity. Within LIFE, Joe and his wife Allanah provide financial empowerment to the most vulnerable members of our community with knowledge, experience and resources. Joe and Allanah moved to Lufkin in 2014 for Joe to serve as the Minister of the O’Quinn Street Church of Christ. Since moving to Lufkin, he has served as an Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at Angelina College for over a year and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for several local nonprofit organizations including the Angelina Arts Alliance, Angelina County Citizen’s Chamber of Commerce, the Lufkin Adult Learning Center, and the Planning and Zoning Committee for the City of Lufkin. He is also a member of the Concerned Black Men of Lufkin, Inc.