About Us
About Us

Welcome to the online home of Louisiana’s flagship university. Here you will find everything you need to know about our unique academic, research and cultural opportunities and the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make us what we are … one of the premier Research Universities in the South.


The LSU Board of Supervisors serves the university and acts in a leadership capacity for all of the LSU facilities throughout the state. Learn more about the board and read individual biographies here …


Board of Supervisors

Organizational Chart

Watch Board Meetings


Photo of President AlexanderPresident F. King Alexander welcomes you to LSU. Alexander was named the president of Louisiana State University in 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was president of California State University, Long Beach (2005-2013) one of the nation’s largest public universities located in Southern California.




LSU Through the Years

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811 and 1827 for use as a seminary of learning. In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville, La. The institution opened January 2, 1860. This photo gallery represents a few moments in LSU’s rich history.