Student Systems Modernization Announcement

Over the past several months, the University conducted a feasibility and fit assessment to consider the compelling case for moving forward with student systems modernization as well as the fit of the student solution offered by our current software provider, Workday.  The Student Systems Modernization Project Team engaged more than 500 members of the LSU community in the assessment by hosting information sessions, requirements gathering sessions, scenario demonstrations and town halls.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017, the Project Team presented its findings to the IT Governance Council.  Among these findings were that:

After review and consideration, the IT Governance Council conducted a “Go-No-Go” vote on this initiative and agreed unanimously to recommend that LSU move forward with the modernization of its student information systems and, in particular, implement Workday Student.   Our Executive Vice President & Provost, Rick Koubek, and our Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO, Dan Layzell, subsequently approved the IT Governance Council’s recommendation for a “Go” to implement Workday Student. 

The deployment of Workday Student will begin immediately and is expected to take 30 months, and the new solution is scheduled to be in place by July 2020.  The Team will continue with a transparent and inclusive implementation process.


Project Leadership

Student Program Director

Tom Glenn

Delivery Architect (Functional)

Robert Doolos

Delivery Architect (Technical)

Cindy Hadden

Implementation Manager

Susan Flanagin

Project News

Week of December 11: The decision to Geaux Forward with Workday Student was recommended by IT Governance and approved by Executive Vice President & Provost, Rick Koubek and Vice President for Finance and Administration & CFO, Dan Layzell. Members of the Project Team also met with Student Affairs Leadership and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Week of December 4: 
Members of the Project Team met with Law School Admissions. 
Week of November 27:
The Project Team hosted feedback sessions for College Recruiters and Departmental Administrators. An Associate and Assistant Deans Meeting was held on December 1.