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Dean Laura F. Lindsay



Laura Lindsay

Laura F. Lindsay

221E Peabody Hall
Phone: 225-578-1258


LSU Dean of the College of Education and Professor Emeritus of Mass Communication Laura F. Lindsay has served LSU in a number of administrative positions. As assistant to the chancellor and executive director of the LSU Museum of Art, she represented the University during the construction phase of the Shaw Center for the Arts and the move of the LSU Museum of Art from the campus to its downtown location.

In addition to her faculty experience, she has served in higher education administration for more than 33 years as dean, director, vice provost, interim vice chancellor and executive assistant to the chancellor. She has been awarded $850,000 in federal grants and was the principal investigator for creating an interactive telecommunication link among five LSU System campuses for delivery of academic courses and degree programs.

Lindsay has chaired and served on review panels for the National Science Foundation Model Projects for Women, Minorities and the Disabled and was founding chair of the Louisiana Board of Regents Council of Chief Academic Officers Electronic Learning Committee. In 1996 she was elected to serve as a Commissioner for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which reviews higher education institutions in an eleven-state area, and in 2005 was elected president of the SACS Board of Trustees. She has chaired and served on accreditation teams throughout the Southern region and consulted for the public and private sectors, including Shell, the Louisiana State Board of Regents and the US Government. Lindsay is frequently invited to speak to a variety of groups.

She has been a member of the Invited Faculty for the the Texas Alliance for Higher Education and the Annual College Business Management Institute at the University of Kentucky.