Staff

Dr. Ray
Darrell Ray
Assistant Vice President
128 Johnston Hall
225-578-1188
 

Darrell is from Birmingham, AL and serves as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama and PhD from the University of Georgia. Darrell came to LSU in 2006 in the position of Associate Dean of Students. He loves music, college sports and visiting with students.

Dr. Missy Korduner
Missy Korduner
Director
132 Johnston
225-578-4987
 

Missy is from Terryville, CT and serves as Director for FYE. She works with assessment, strategic planning, budget, staff development, and overall programming initiatives.  Missy earned a BS in Music and a MA in Education (Higher Education/Student Affairs) from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Human Resource Education from LSU.  She loves running races, playing with her rescue dogs, and spending time with her husband and son.

Ramon Lopez.
Ramon Lopez
Assistant Director of First Year Experience
120 Johnston Hall
225-578-8678
 

Ramon is from Baton Rouge, LA and serves as Assistant Director for FYE. He works with Transfer Student Programs and the Tiger Transition Team. Ramon received a BA in Psychology from LSU and an MEd in Counselor Education from Southeastern Louisiana.  He loves playing basketball with his 5 year old son.

 Maggi Spurlock
Maggi Spurlock
Senior Program Coordinator
131 Johnston
225-578-5181
 

Maggi is from Baton Rouge, LA and serves as Senior Program Coordinator for FYE. She coordinates Bengal Bound, Bengal Book Group, First Fridays, and Commuter Student Programs and also oversees all marketing and communication for FYE. Maggi earned BAs in English and History from LSU. She grew up a Tiger fan and loves having the opportunity to serve the university that meant so much to her as an undergraduate.

 Kathryn Knaus
Kathryn Knaus
Program Coordinator
121 Johnston Hall
225-578-2781
 

Kathryn is from Dayton, MD, and serves as Program Coordinator for FYE. She works with Seaux Stressed, Bengals Beyond the Bayou, Taste of Home and STRIPES. Kathryn received a BS in Biochemistry from Elon University and a MEd in College Student Affairs Administration from the UGA.  She enjoys baking sweets and running.

 Adam Jennings
Adam Jennings
Coordinator
315 Hatcher Hall
225-588-9084
 

Adam is from Baton Rouge, LA and serves as Coordinator of Veteran & Military Student Services. He earned his BA in History from LSU and will graduate with a MA in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from ASU.  He bleeds purple and gold and is an Army veteran who served in Operation Enduring Freedom.

 Ms. Liz Russ
Elizabeth Russ
Administrative Coordinator
128 Johnston Hall
225-578-4057
 

Liz is from Baton Rouge, LA and serves as the Administrative Coordinator for FYE.  She oversees management and operations of the FYE front office and supervises FYE student workers.  She likes spending time with her family.

 Liz Lebron
Liz Lebron
Graduate Assistant
122 Johnston Hall
225-578-5164
 

Liz is from West Palm Beach, FL and is the Graduate Assistant for research and assessment for FYE. She is currently a doctoral student in Political Science. Liz received a BA in International Relations from Boston University and a MS Mass Communication from Southern Illinois University.

 Lexi Verret Lexi Verret
Graduate Assistant
122 Johnston Hall
lverre4@lsu.edu
225-578-5164
 
Lexi is from Lockport, LA and is the Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Communication in FYE. She oversees all FYE marketing, communication, and graphic design.  She is currently a graduate student in the Flores MBA Program, specializing in marketing analytics. Lexi received a BA in mass communication with a concentration in public relations from LSU Manship School of Mass Communication.