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Promising First Day for Chancellor Clark

June 30, 2014

Shreveport, LA- July 1 will be a big day of change for LSU Shreveport, as they take on a new chancellor and officially change the school colors to purple and gold- all in the same day.  Making so many bold changes should not be a surprise to the Shreveport-Bossier community, because LSUS has been striving towards providing the community with a quality work force for quite some time. 

  Chancellor Larry Clark has an exciting first day planned at LSUS. As an effort to further relationships with both Bossier Parish Community College, and Southern University Shreveport, Clark has meetings set up with both universities - the first day on the job.  Chancellor Clark recognizes the importance of working with BPCC and SUSLA to develop strong cooperative programs.  Ensuring the ease of transfer for these students will help them succeed and complete a four-year degree at LSUS.  "My first day is focused on my connecting with the LSUS community, especially with our students, and for LSUS to better connect with Southern University Shreveport and BPCC in serving the needs of students in Northwest Louisiana," said Clark. "I look forward to my personal journey of learning that I will experience throughout the day."   As the public higher education center for Shreveport-Bossier City, LSU Shreveport believes strongly in the development of partnerships and collaborations with other institutions to make sure that the needs of our citizens and businesses are met.  Of course, it is not all work and no play, as Clark plans to join the LSU Shreveport Faculty and Staff for a breakfast social; for lunch he plans on having a pizza party with LSUS students!  He plans on utilizing this time with faculty, staff and students to learn what is important to them and see where they would like to see improvement.  It is clear that even on his first day, Chancellor Clark is all about relationships and finding out what the community needs so that he can make LSUS stronger for the community and provide the university with a promising future.   Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with 25 undergraduate degree programs and 12 graduate programs, and over 70 student organizations.  LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community, as well as to our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000, or visit www.lsus.edu.   ###