Strategic Plan & Assessment

Strategic Plan


To engage, retain, and graduate a diverse student population for success at LSU and beyond.

We enhance learning by fostering critical thinking, ethical responsibility, and the cultivation of active healthy lives to create a transformative university experience.


An environment that fosters student success and enhances the mission of LSU.


  • Character - Advocate for what is right, even if contrary to conventional wisdom. Exhibit the confidence and tenacity to make bold decisions despite challenges or difficulties, and accept responsibility for associated outcomes.
  • Collaboration - Work together to build partnerships to achieve common goals.
  • Community - Commit to working with diverse populations while promoting the interests of all individuals.
  • Ethics - Cultivate mutual respect, openness, and truthfulness while balancing the needs of those affected by our actions, and abide by the highest professional standards.
  • Stewardship - Manage resources responsibly and creatively to benefit present and future generations.

Student Success Outcomes

Adopted in conjunction with our strategic focus on Student Success, we turned to Learning Reconsidered 2 -- A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience to clarify learning outcomes that each student should possess to be successful beyond graduation.


Each department developed a strategic plan based on the divisional plan. With goals supported by strategies to independently establish short-term actions to advance them, performance indicators provided for each goal provide a critical means of assessing progress.

Our Assessment Committee and central serve as a resource to the LSU community by collecting information and data specific to our student population. (Be sure to check LSU Budget & Planning for official university data.) Please let us know if you have questions or would like to request information.  We cover topics including:

  • Academic connections
  • Campus activities and involvement
  • Career and professional aspirations
  • Campus recreation
  • Campus safety and student conduct
  • Diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity
  • First year experience and orientation
  • Greek life
  • Leadership
  • Mental health and counseling
  • Parents and families
  • Profile of today’s college student
  • Residential living and learning
  • Student engagement and learning
  • Student union and programming


Each department within Student Affairs is invited to serve on the Assessment Committee. Members, appointed by departmental directors, meet monthly to discuss and plan division-wide assessment efforts.  Members include:

  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Campus Life -- [vacant]
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Disability Services -- Benjamin Cornwell
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Greek Life -- [vacant]
  • Office of the Dean of Students -- Student Advocacy & Accountability -- Jonathan Sanders
  • Office of the Vice President -- Emily Burris Hester (Chair)
  • Olinde Career Center -- Jesse Downs
  • Residential Life -- Renee Richard-Gonce
  • Student Success -- First Year Experience -- Missy Korduner
  • University Recreation -- Laurie Braden


Strategic Plan

Division Strategic Plan


Assessment Plans


Disability Services


Greek Life


Res Life