Join us for the Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education Naming Ceremony

April 08, 2024

Lutrill and Pearl Payne in Purple sketch formatThe LSU College of Human Sciences & Education and the LSU Lutrill & Pearl Payne School of Education Cordially invite you to attend a naming ceremony.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Huey P. Long Field House, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Our celebration will feature remarks from the Payne Family, LSU President William F. Tate IV and Dean Roland Mitchell, refreshments, a short video presentation and commissioned portrait unveiling, a panel discussion about the future of education in Louisiana, and exciting things LSU is doing to elevate the teaching profession.


The school is comprised of a diverse array of 3 undergraduate programs (early childhood, elementary, and dually certified special education/elementary education), 3 graduate certificates, 17 master’s degree program areas, 9 EdS certificate areas, and 11 PhD specialization areas. We focus not only on preparing highly qualified Birth-Grade 12 teachers but also in preparing educational leaders, curriculum studies scholars, educational technology experts, applied researchers, higher education professionals, school counselors, and clinical mental health counselors. In other words, we offer scholarly expertise regarding pressing educational and wellness issues across the entire lifespan. 

Our graduates are known as changemakers; they have a passion to make a difference in their communities as teachers, leaders, researchers, and counseling professionals. If you are looking for internationally distinguished faculty; rigorous, research-based coursework; ongoing faculty mentoring; and a strong alumni network, we welcome you to consider SOE as your academic home. We remain committed to support you throughout your academic and career journey.

Media are encouraged and welcome to attend.