LSUS Leadership Team

The Louisiana State University Shreveport leadership team is comprised of Chancellor Larry Clark, three Vice Chancellors: Provost Dr. Helen Taylor, Dr. Julie Lessiter and Interim Vice Chancellor/CIO Shelby Keith and Chief of Staff Kim Ramsey. Each person plays a specific role in ensuring your educational success at LSUS.

Chancellor Larry Clark

Lawrence Clark, JD began his chancellorship in 2014 at Louisiana State University Shreveport. Prior to his LSUS return, Chancellor Clark was Dean of the business schools at UNC Wilmington from 2000-14, Sonoma State University from 1994-2000, and LSU Shreveport from 1985-94. Prior to academia, Chancellor Clark was an Army Captain/Judge Advocate.  

Positions Reporting Directly to the Chancellor:

  • Provost & Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives
  • Chief of Staff
  • Director, Athletics
  • Executive Director, LSUS Foundation
  • Curator, Noel Collection
  • General Manager, Red River Radio
Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Helen Taylor

Programs reporting to Dr. Taylor:

  • Academic Affairs
  • Accreditation & Assessment
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • Graduate Studies & Research
  • Noel Memorial Library
  • Student Affairs
  • Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement
  • Spring Street Museum
  • Pioneer Heritage Center
Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives Dr. Julie Lessiter

Programs reporting to Dr. Lessiter:

  • Enrollment Management
  • Online Learning
  • Continuing Education / Workforce Development / Events Management
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Institutional Research
  • Cyber Collaboratory
  • Strategic Planning
Interim Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs/CIO Shelby Keith

Programs reporting to Mr. Keith:

  • Information Technology
  • Health and Environmental Safety 
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Facility Services
  • University Police
  • Human Resource Management
  • Purchasing
Chief of Staff Kim Ramsey

Programs reporting to Mrs. Ramsey:

  • Chancellor’s Office
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Alumni Affairs