Ron BarksdaleBoard Service Dates
Position 6 - Term Expires 2026 

Ronald “Ron” Barksdale joined the Brazosport College Board of Regents in August, 2019. 

Current Civic and Professional Participation

Ron is currently a member of the Chapelwood United Methodist Church Board of Trustees. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce. As an avid hunter and fisherman, Ron represents BASF’s sponsorship with Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. He also serves as one of the site leadership liaisons to local municipal and county officials for matters related to the Freeport site. 

Past and Present Work History

Ron joined BASF Corporation in 1985 at BASF’s Geismar, LA “Verbund” Site as a chemical engineer.  Since that time, he has worked at five different BASF manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Canada. Ron is currently a member of BASF’s Freeport Site Leadership Team and serves as the Site Services Director at the Freeport Site. 

Personal Biography

Ron was born in Baton Rouge, LA and graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He has been married to his wife, Roni, since 1986, and they have two daughters, Lindsay Barksdale and Ashleigh Babbington, who is married to Capt. Ethan Babbington, USAF.  Ron and his family have been residents of Lake Jackson since 2007, and he and his wife are members of the LSU Family Council.

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