Louisiana State University Shreveport — Chancellor


The Louisiana State University (LSU) enterprise invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the next chancellor of Louisiana State University Shreveport (LSUS or LSU Shreveport or the University). The next chancellor will be a visionary leader dedicated to unlocking the intellectual potential of the institution and building the academic, physical, and social infrastructure to define LSUS as a distinctive destination for academic excellence. 

As a public regional four-year institution, LSUS plays a critical role in providing an accessible, inclusive, and student-centered educational experience to residents in northern Louisiana and the region that surrounds it. Over the last 10 years, LSUS has also emerged as a global leader in online education, and with large enrollments in online professional academic programs, the university facilitates a significant impact in graduate degree attainment for students across the nation and around the world. The University is recognized for graduating more African American graduate students than any other university in the state of Louisiana. The University’s enrollment profile has grown and evolved significantly – while the majority of its 2,477 undergraduates (including approximately 350 dual enrollment high school students) are enrolled in on-campus academic programs, 96% of its 6,404 graduate and professional students are enrolled in the university’s online degree programs. 

Over the past decade, the University has made significant progress in hiring new faculty members, increasing wages for faculty and staff, and making needed investments into the physical plant, including cutting-edge places for learning and research that have transformed the LSUS campus. The campus is full of possibilities, with ample physical space for investment in new academic programs, student support spaces, and campus life infrastructure.  The next chancellor will join LSUS at a pivotal moment in its history and will play a key role to build on work in progress and recognize and embrace new opportunities.

LSUS plays a unique and pivotal role in contributing to the economic, social, and civic wellbeing of northern Louisiana. Its graduates help fill the talent pipeline that powers the economic growth of the region, and the next chancellor will recognize opportunities to deepen partnerships with a range of stakeholders in the community. There is also wide latitude to strengthen existing collaboration with other nearby educational institutions including Bossier Parish Community College, Southern University Shreveport Louisiana, and in particular, the LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport. Leveraging the combined strengths of these two anchor institutions has the potential to achieve a transformational impact on the citizens of the region.

Reporting to the LSU President, the Chancellor serves as the chief executive of LSUS and oversees an academic enterprise with an annual operating budget of $70 million, 245 faculty (170 full time and 75 adjuncts) across three distinct college divisions (Business, Arts and Science, and Education and Human Development), 209 staff, a 258-acre campus, and a significant online degree footprint. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with the skills and acumen to rapidly advance a clear vision for the institution. They will be politically savvy and have the ability to bring diverse constituencies together in a shared vision. The new chancellor will lead efforts to set a strategic vision and identity for the campus; develop strategies to drive enrollment in both face to face and online degree programs; sustain and prioritize a culture of inclusivity; serve as an advocate for the institution within LSU enterprise; and deepen partnerships that strengthen the university’s ties to and impact on the greater Shreveport region.

LSUS has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. 


All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications (including resume and letters of interest responding to the requirements outlined in the position profile) should be submitted via Isaacson, Miller’s website:

Daniel Rodas, Partner
Raul Bernal, Senior Associate
Clay Batley, Associate
Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of application is required.

Louisiana State University Shreveport is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Please note that the Public Records Act of Louisiana also known as Louisiana’s Sunshine Law, requires that all documents related to the search process, including letters of application be made available for public inspection, but discussions of the character and professional competence can remain in closed session.