LSU has named Dereck Rovaris Sr. as the vice provost for diversity. Rovaris is the associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He will begin as vice provost on July 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.
Diversity is good for EVERYONE.
Every March, LSU recognizes Women’s History Month by honoring and celebrating women from all walks of life. Part of the month-long celebration is the LSU Women’s Center’s annual Esprit de Femme Awards Sunrise Celebration, where the LSU Women’s Center will honor the 2014 recipients of the Esprit de Femme and Men Who Champion Women awards on Thursday, March 27, at the Renaissance Hotel Baton Rouge. The event will kick off at 8 a.m. with registration and a networking coffee. Read More
LSU has received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the second year LSU has been named as a HEED Award recipient. Click Here to read more.
According to the LSU Office of Budget and Planning, the four-year retention rate of the 180 first-time Black male freshmen enrolled in 2008 was 67 percent. The following year, in 2009, the retention rate for Black male freshmen was 58 percent. One out of two Black male freshmen who enrolled in 2008 graduated in five years and slightly less than one-out-of-two Black male freshmen who enrolled in 2009 graduated in five years. Read More