Letter from the Dean 

photo: mari feuntes-martin

Dear Students,

Welcome to LSU!

This is the start of my fourth semester as the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students. If we have not met, I urge you to introduce yourself to me and share your LSU story. I like to be called Mari (pronounced Mah-dee).

The Office of the Dean of Students has been busy planning for the Spring 2017 semester. The priorities of our office include leadership & involvement; diversity, inclusion & cultural competence; holistic student development; and safety & security. Some of our plans for the spring include:

  • kicking off the 28th year of Leadership LSU;
  • recruiting new members to NPHC fraternities and sororities and celebrating with Greek Week & Songfest;
  • collaborating with the Office of Multicultural Affairs on Martin Luther King Day of Service and other events;
  • welcoming three new staff to Disability Services;
  • training staff to lead student leadership workshops on cultural competence, inclusion, and global engagement;
  • assisting Student Government in the planning of their annual spring concert, Groovin' 2017, on March 30;
  • selecting the Tiger Twelve Class of 2017; and
  • Student Government elections, which includes selecting a new Student Body President and Vice President, College Council officers, and new Student Senators to represent students from each academic college.

I also want to make you aware of a campus-wide initiative called LSU Cares; which is dedicated to the well-being of students and the promotion of a community that cares about each of its members. If at any time you have a concern or complaint, please submit a report through the LSU Cares webpage.

Our staff are here to be your advocates, cheerleaders, and supporters throughout your college experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the events, services, and resources available through the Office of the Dean of Students. Geaux Tigers!


Mari Fuentes-Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students

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