About LSUS

LSUS is committed to student success, academic excellence, faculty and staff development, community engagement, and cultural enrichment. 

Our mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students by promoting critical thought and student development through creative techniques and active learning. We innovate and foster opportunities to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors. We engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service for our students' benefit.

Chancellor Larry Clark began his leadership term at LSUS in 2014. But did you know he was once a Dean and Professor here? Learn more about Chancellor Clark and the LSUS Leadership Team here. 

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the Baccalaureate, Master's, Educational Specialist and Doctoral levels.

LSUS is governed by a myriad of policies and procedures to ensure we succeed in carrying out our mission and vision. These rules help guide us to best serve faculty, staff, students and the broader community.

History of LSUS

Initially, a two-year college, LSUS has expanded into an internationally recognized institution with 25 undergraduate degree programs, a dozen master's degree programs, and more recently a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership Studies. Throughout its 50 years of existence, LSUS has experienced its fair share of challenges and hardships, but it has grown into an innovative leader for northwest Louisiana and is continuously listed in the top 50 in the nation for affordability. Taking a holistic approach to our timeline, we not only celebrate the school's incredible milestones and achievements but also showcase its challenges, student and faculty life, and the unique nuances that make LSUS what it is today.

Learn more about the history of LSUS here.

A word from the Chancellor

Despite the ongoing impact of COVID-19, LSUS continued to thrive in the 2020-2021 academic year, seeing solid enrollment growth and campus development. Our faculty, staff, community supporters, and students have shown incredible resilience during these challenging times. Like many institutions across the nation, we have had to examine our operations and adapt to the ever-changing conditions brought about by the pandemic. However, as we begin to emerge from this difficult period, the future of LSUS looks bright.

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