Dicharry Named Director of the LSU Leadership Development Institute

April 19, 2024

BATON ROUGE - The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education named Lacy Dicharry as director of the Leadership Development Institute (LDI), effective April 22.

Photo of Lacy Dicharry“It is an honor and a privilege to welcome a leader like Lacy Dicharry to the LDI team. Her talent and expertise will help us advance LDI in Louisiana and regionally,” said Ed Holton, senior director of the Leadership Development Institute and special assistant to the dean for leadership initiatives.

In her role, Dicharry will support the vital role LDI plays in fostering leadership across sectors in Louisiana. She brings diverse qualifications, tenure in executive roles at national and international levels, and a love for leading high-performing teams to the institute. At LDI, Dicharry will execute strategic business plans, oversee client development, help design and execute programs utilizing adult learning and experiential/transformative principles, and manage the institute budget and team.

Dicharry’s journey through different layers of leadership has been defined by a commitment to cultivating potential and leading transformative initiatives. She has earned a Master of Business Administration, a dual Master of Science in both Counseling Psychology and Leadership & Human Resource Development, and she is currently a PhD candidate in the LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD). Dicharry is a Certified Dare to LeadTM Facilitator, and she serves as adjunct faculty in SLHRD as well as UNC-Chapel Hill Collaborative for Implementation Practice. Her research centers on the same objective that forms the foundation of her career as both a speaker and workforce champion: revolutionizing leadership.

“My passion for empowering individuals and teams to reach their fullest potential is at the core of my work. Having coached a diverse array of leaders across sectors, from executive directors and CEOs to healthcare directors and nonprofit leaders, I am eager to support the advancement of leaders at all levels,” said Dicharry. “Leadership development is key to the success of any organization and is vital to addressing many of the workforce challenges Louisiana is currently facing. I am thrilled to work with the incredible team at LSU LDI as the premier place for leadership development across Louisiana and beyond. Let’s Geaux Lead!” 

The LSU Leadership Development Institute connects leadership expertise to leadership practitioners in every field.  LDI is a Board of Regents approved institute within the College of Human Sciences & Education, the academic hub of leadership development and education for Louisiana State University, the flagship institution in the state of Louisiana. By partnering with our college academic units and departments who are staffed with experts in leadership, education, and evaluation, LDI is uniquely positioned to provide sustainable solutions backed by cutting-edge, evidence-based best practices to apply in the real world. Institute partners come from diverse backgrounds and LDI assembles the expertise to create and provide programs that address the multi-faceted problems organizations are facing in the workforce today.

About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college comprises the School of Education, the School of Information Studies, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, and the School of Social Work. CHSE has two model demonstration schools: the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool, which enrolls birth to age four, and the University Laboratory School, which enrolls kindergarten through grade 12. The college also has four centers and institutes: the Early Childhood Education Institute, the Healthy Aging Research Center, the Leadership Development Institute, and the Social Research & Evaluation Center. The college is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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