Meet Our Team

Matt Lee

Dr. Matt Lee

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Lee has served in both faculty and administrative positions at LSU since 2004. Since 2015, Lee served as the vice provost for Academic Programs & Support Services in the Office of Academic Affairs. In this capacity, he has provided oversight and coordination for degree, certificate, and auxiliary academic programs and support services, working with deans, directors, and department chairs to ensure quality programs and services at all levels of the university. He also provided leadership for Communication across the Curriculum (CxC), the Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL), the University College, the Office of the University Registrar, Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, International Programs, Cox Communication Academic Center for Student Athletes, the Center for Academic Success, and LSU Discover. Prior to Lee's role in the Office of Academic Affairs, he served as the senior associate vice president in the LSU Office of Research & Economic Development. In 2008 and 2009, Lee was named an LSU Rainmaker, and in 2012, he attended the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University. Lee serves as a professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology and is a member of the graduate faculty.

Leadership Reporting to the Interim Executive Vice President and Provost


Dr. Jane W. Cassidy

Senior Vice Provost (Currently on special assignment as Interim Vice President for Civil Rights & Title IX)
Roy and Margaret Gianelloni Professor of Music Education

Dr. Jane Cassidy is the Roy and Margaret Gianelloni Professor of Music Education at Louisiana State University and is currently serving as Senior Vice Provost. She also serves as the university's accreditation liaison for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she continues to teach classes in music education, supervise graduate research, and maintain an active research portfolio.

Units that Report to the Senior Vice Provost


Jacqueline Bach

Dr. Jacqueline Bach   

Provost's Fellow
Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Services in the College of Human Sciences and Education

Jacqueline Bach serves as the Executive Vice President & Provost’s representative on all program review matters and the liaison to the Learning & Teaching Collaborative. In addition, she will chair LSU’s Pregnancy & Parenting Program and the Student Technology Fee Committee.

Sibel Bargu Ates

Dr. Sibel Bargu Ates

Provost's Fellow
Associate Dean in the College of the Coast & Environment 

Sibel Bargu Ates serves as the Executive Vice President & Provost’s representative on the Administrative Process Improvement Committee, the Benefits Oversight Committee, the Campus Planning Oversight Committee, the Committee on Naming University Facilities, the Executive Oversight Committee for University Operations and Services Assessment, and the Faculty Senate Benefits Committee. In addition, she serves as ex-officio on the University Budget Committee and collaborates with the Office of Facility & Property oversight on overall space allocation and planning.

Jason Hicks

Dr. Jason Hicks

Provost's Fellow
Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Jason Hicks serves as the principal resource for interpretation and application of all academic personnel policies for the Executive Vice President & Provost. His responsibilities include travel and expenditure approvals, as well as faculty hiring and credentialing. In addition, he serves as the SEC ALDP Liaison for LSU.

 Administrative Team


Anna C. Bartel
Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services

Mallory Danzy

Mallory Danzy
Assistant to the Senior Vice Provost and Manager of Operations

Kimberly LeCompteKimberly LeCompte
Project Manager for Academic Personnel


Emily Hatfield, MBA
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost


Erica Hawthorne
Communications Specialist

Ryan Landry

Ryan Landry
Assistant Vice Provost

 Graduate Assistants

MargaretMargaret Vienne Finch
PhD student in Educational Leadership and Research: Higher Education Administration
College of Education

elidubuisson Eli Dubuisson
Master of Accountancy program
College of Business

Student Employees

Caroline Ammons

Caroline Ammons
Sports Marketing
College of Business

Gracie Jackson

Gracie Jackson
Vocal Performance
College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Jennifer CookJennifer Cook
English and Political Science
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Trevor HuvalTrevor Huval
Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Tiffany NoelTiffany Noel
Mass Communications

Sayer SauviacSayer Sauviac
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering