More Than 100 Focus Group Participants Provide Input During LSU’s Strategic Planning Process

 Posted June 09, 2016

Focus groups were held throughout May and June inviting participants to offer opinions about a range of topics including the university’s current mission and vision, how leadership is defined, our collective strengths and weaknesses, and qualities of LSU graduates. In addition, a detailed discussion was included on the six key words developed by the University Planning Committee that will set the framework for how LSU defines itself in the landscape of higher education.

A cross-section of faculty, staff and students was chosen from across campus to represent a wide range of colleges, departments and experience levels at the university. Additional groups of alumni and business leaders were chosen from diverse industries that all have ties to Louisiana State University. The focus group format allows for more personal, in-depth discussion of views both on campus as well as from the community at large. Overall, more than 100 people participated in the focus groups providing a wealth of information. The results will be combined with information from LSU’s on-line survey to help formulate the goals and objectives used to develop the overall plan. Look for information on the survey coming in mid-June and make sure to lend your voice in this important endeavor.


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