Diversity and Inclusion Champions
In response to recent feedback from the LSU AgCenter/COA Diversity Council and from student climate assessments, students from underrepresented groups have shared they often feel disconnected from the college and their faculty and staff as they progress in their academic experience at LSU. As extensive transitional programming is provided during a student’s first-year, we recognize a gap of continued support exists as students progress to their second year and beyond. In an effort to create a more inclusive and supported environment throughout a student’s time at LSU, the Diversity and Inclusion Champions initiative is designed to bridge the connection of students to faculty/staff within their respective departments and schools.
Diversity and Inclusion Champions will serve as a point of contact for students and
fellow faculty in the College of Agriculture. They will be a tangible resource provided
by the College of Agriculture that exhibits our commitment to diversity & inclusion
beyond the Chancellor’s & Dean’s offices. The role is intended for members of the
COA/AgCenter community who are engaged with minority and underrepresented student
groups and advocacy. They will be mentors, confidants, and advocates for students
in their respective departments. Each champion will serve as a liaison between the
students and/or Dean’s Office to the Department Heads and Faculty advisors in cases
where inequitable treatment may have occurred.
Schedule a Meeting with a Champion
If you are interested in meeting with one of the Champions, you may do so by making an appointment via the Navigate app:
Download the Navigate app to your phone.
Select the “Appointments” widget
Select “Academic Advising”
Select “College of Agriculture”
Select the reason for your visit: Diversity & Inclusion Champion
Select a date and time available for the Champion with whom you would like to meet.
2021 Diversity & Inclusion Champions
Dr. Trina Biswas
111 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Dr. Kristin Stair
135 JC Miller
Dr. Rodrigo Diaz
A506 Life Sciences Building
Dr. Thanos Gentimis
53 Martin D. Woodin Hall
Dr. Kun-Jun Han
104 Sturgis Hall
302 Life Science Building
Dr. Hallie Dozier
321 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg.
Dr. Casey Stannard
235 Human Ecology