Mary P. Woods Named Assistant Dean of Strategy

November 03, 2023

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Mary P. Woods

The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education announced that Mary P. Woods has been promoted to Assistant Dean of Strategy, effective immediately.

Woods has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership, marketing, public relations, development, and strategic planning. She joined the college in 2013 and previously served as communications director. In her new role, Woods oversees the strategic planning process for the college by planning, visioning, and executing the Dean’s strategic initiatives ensuring alignment with our Flagship and LSU strategic plan. She serves as a key advisor to the dean on strategy and helps create the roadmap toward achieving strategic plan goals. She works collaboratively across all units to identify action items, monitor progress, and drive results. She will also continue to oversee the communications team. 

Woods joined the college in 2013 and led a variety of strategic initiatives. She created and implemented a comprehensive onboarding program for new faculty and staff to learn the LSU brand and resources across the university to professionally connect and share research, accomplishments, and stories to recruit top-tier students and faculty to LSU. Woods oversaw strategy and implementation for the college in a variety of university campaigns and programs such as Moment or Movement (2016), Fierce for the Future (2019-22), LSU Day at the Capitol (2013-23), and the college’s Hall of Distinction (2013-22). 

Woods is an expert at crafting messaging that gets results. Her focus is strategic narrative alignment for our units and college, and her approach to strategy is a relationship-centered. Woods is highly skilled in identifying innovative solutions that positively impact people.

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Information Studies, the School of Kinesiology the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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