Shreveport, LA - Dr. Heather Carpenter, Interim Executive Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research at LSUS, was selected as a Top 50 Power and Influence Leader by the Nonprofit Times. This annual list is in its 25th year and represents key leaders in the nonprofit sector. 

"The 2022 honorees have distinguished themselves as initiators, innovators, and leaders who influence the broader sector," said Paul Clolery, Editor in Chief of The Nonprofit Times. Dr. Carpenter was selected from a group of 300 nominees and will receive the NPT Influencer of the Year award at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. on September 8th. 

Dr. Carpenter holds the Norman A. Dolch Super Professorship and Directs the MS In Nonprofit Administration program at LSUS. She also serves as Board Treasurer of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and is the incoming Co-editor of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. She has been a nonprofit professor for ten years and earned her Ph.D. in Leadership Studies with a concentration in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Leadership from the University of San Diego and a Master of Management in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. Before earning her Ph.D., she ran nonprofit organizations in California and Illinois. 

Visit The Nonprofit Times' website to view the list of Top 50 Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector



The MS in Nonprofit Administration is a 100% online graduate degree program that offers tracks in administration, development, and disaster preparedness. The program can be completed in as little as 12 months and is accredited by the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council. The Institute for Nonprofit Administration & Research (INAR), which houses the MS in Nonprofit Administration, was founded in 2001 to conduct research and disseminate knowledge about nonprofit organizations. INAR strives to elevate the future of the nonprofit sector through transformative education, impactful research, and professional development.