LSU Graduate School Dean David Constant to Step Down, Search to Begin for Successor
Constant was named interim dean of the Graduate School in May 2009 and became dean in March of 2010. Prior to that, he spent approximately 25 years in the College of Engineering working in various faculty and administrative roles.
The university will develop an internal search committee as soon as possible to find a new dean for the Graduate School. Constant will remain as dean during that time to help the Graduate School make the transition to its new leadership.
During his tenure as dean, a number of significant changes have been implemented to improve the function of the Graduate School. Most recently, Constant, with the assistance of an ad hoc committee, reviewed Graduate School policies and procedures in order to identify areas for streamlining and improving efficiency The result was a report that will institute 13 significant improvements.
“We thank David for his service as dean, and we wish him well as he moves back to the College of Engineering,” said Thomas Klei, interim vice chancellor for research and economic development. “He has much to contribute to the field of engineering, and LSU engineering students will benefit greatly by his return to that college.”