Board of Directors

Steve Backman – President (Retired), Remington College-Baton Rouge

Stephen M. Backman - DirectorSteve is originally from New York City but is now a displaced “damned Yankee.” He joined the Air Force after graduating from college and spent the first half of his 26-year career as a navigator and bombardier flying B-52D, F, G, and H model versions, and later as a navigation and bombing instructor in the T-43A aircraft. He flew 34 B-52 combat missions in support of operations in Southeast Asia. Steve retired as a Lt. Col. In 1995 and began a career in education as an Academic Dean and later as President of Colleges in Utah, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. He has a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University in New York, and masters’ degrees from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and The U.S. Air Force Air War College in Montgomery, AL. Steve is currently the president of SMB Enterprises.  Steve and Avy have three children, Robert, Corey, and Zach. He is also the proud grandparent of Ava, Del, and Emma.