Louisiana State University’s Black Faculty Initiative

In one effort to increase faculty diversity at its Baton Rouge campus, Louisiana State University initiated the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Visiting Faculty Program. Each semester black faculty from an HBCU are invited to teach on the LSU campus.

This semester William T. Slater, dean of the College of Communications at Texas Christian University, is teaching at the School of Mass Communications and at the Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs at LSU.

John Harkless, an associate professor of chemistry at Howard University, is teaching in the LSU chemistry department.