Robert Crew of Natchitoches earned a bachelor’s degree at Northwestern in 1965 and a master of education degree in 1968. Since 1997, he has served as Executive Assistant to the President of Northwestern State University. Crew worked for many years in the State Department of Education, which he served as both Deputy Superintendent and Acting Deputy Superintendent. Also in the Department of Education, he served as Supervisor, Assistant Director and Director of the Bureau of Higher Education and Teacher Certification, Director of the Bureau of Continuing Education, and was director when those two bureaus merged. He also served as Acting Assistant Superintendent of Academic Programs for the Department of Education.