Welcome to Louisiana State University, the flagship institution of Louisiana and home of the “Fighting Tigers”.
Having served this great university in various capacities previously, it is an honor to return to LSU as the Interim Chancellor. Through this time of great transition, I have the utmost confidence that the students, faculty and staff of LSU will continue the tradition of excellence that has brought national and international recognition to our academics, research and community engagement.
The quality of our academics is reflected in the number of nationally ranked programs and recognized scholars at LSU. We are proud to be one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status allowing our students and faculty to conduct extensive and multipurpose research, programing and public service. Beyond that, I am proud to boast that LSU is the only public top-tier university and only university in the state of Louisiana designated in the “very high research activity” category by the Carnegie Foundation.
In addition to our more than 235 academic fields of study, there are over 400 student organizations on campus and 20 athletic teams that have claimed 46 national championships. The opportunities for students to discover and engage their passions are plentiful at LSU.
My time on this beautiful campus is filled with positive interactions with the wonderful and loyal members of the LSU community. I invite you to experience that Southern hospitality first hand through a campus tour. I know you will share my sentiment when you become acquainted with the people, the campus and the traditions of LSU.
Again, welcome and Geaux Tigers!
William L. Jenkins