University College Administration Directory

150 Allen Hall | O 225-578-6822 | F 225-578-5762 | 

R. Paul Ivey
Executive Director
150-G Allen Hall

As executive director of University College at Louisiana State University, R. Paul Ivey is the chief administrator for this academic college which is comprised of the Center for Freshman Year, the Center for Advising and Counseling, McNair Research Scholars, Student Support Services, and Summer Scholars. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programs within the college with an emphasis in advisement, assessment, and retention. He is directly involved with development efforts to cultivate funding for the various programs of the college and for student scholarships.

Ivey is a licensed professional counselor and carries supervision credentials with the State Of Louisiana. He has spent 28 years at LSU as either an academic counselor or administrator for academic counseling programs. His tenure at LSU includes seven years with the LSU Alumni Association serving as an assistant director for alumni relations. The first seven years of his professional career in education was as a classroom teacher in Caldwell and Bossier Parishes.

Ivey earned both his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Education degrees from Northeast Louisiana University (University of Louisiana at Monroe).

  Brinklin Dickens
Administrative Coordinator 3
150 Allen Hall

Georgia Harper
Administrative Assistant 5
150-G Allen Hall
Georgia Harper joined University College in 1981. She currently serves as administrative assistant to the executive director, and chief administrative officer and liaison to University College’s executive committee and Advisory Board. Prior to her position in University College, Harper worked at various state offices in the Greater Baton Rouge Metro area. She recently served as a volunteer at the Andonie Sports Museum, as well as other LSU campus events.
  Troy Robertson
Assistant Director
(Information Technology and Records)
150-D Allen Hall
Troy Robertson joined University College in 1999 as an academic  counselor. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Education in Community Counseling from Southeastern Louisiana State University. Along with counselor responsibilities, Robertson spearheaded the Advisors Handbook and Guide to General Education Requirements, and was instrumental in establishing systems for at-risk LSU students and overseeing the integration of new appointment systems. He was the second advisor to work with the residential college programs as they were established at LSU. In 2002, he received the Louisiana Outstanding Academic Advisor Award. In 2006, Robertson’s responsibilities extended to information technology and records, advancing University College’s infrastructure and technologies. In 2008, he was awarded the LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award.
Miriam Smith
Administrative Coordinator III
150 Himes Hall
Miriam Smith graduated from Slippery Rock University in Parks & Recreation Therapeutic Recreation Services, and nationally certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Smith joined LSU University College (formerly General College) in 1989. Smith serves as administrative coordinator IV. In 2011, Smith received the designation of Certified Administrative Assistant from the Louisiana Institute for Administrative Assistants. 
  LaTanya Stewart
Administrative Coordinator 4
150-E Allen Hall
LaTanya P. Stewart joined Louisiana State University in 2007 as Administrative Coordinator IV.  Prior to LSU, Stewart worked as an Identification Officer for the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. She attended Alcorn State University, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Louisiana State University. 
  Carol Thomas
Assistant Director
(Finance and Human Resources)
150-A Allen Hall
Carol Thomas began her LSU career as a research associate in the Biodynamics Institute and later became assistant to the director under the leadership of Boyd Professor William A. “Bill” Pryor. She brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into her current role as assistant director of finance and human resources for LSU University College. Thomas received the University College Employee of the Year Award and LSU Foundation Staff Outstanding Service Award, and is a graduate of LSU LEAD Emerge Class of 2013. She received her Bachelors of Arts from LSU.