Dr. Reid Bates Named Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development



Dr. Reid Bates, Director of the School of Human
Resource Education & Workforce Development 

The College of Human Sciences & Education is pleased to announce Dr. Reid Bates was named director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD).

 “I am honored to serve our school and our university as director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development,” said Dr. Bates. “Our faculty are at the forefront of human resource and leadership development. I am honored to further our great work in these areas and to help LSU educate world class practitioners, leaders, instructors, and trainers.”

Bates’ background includes nearly 20 years of full-time professional experience as an academic, administrator, and practitioner.  He serves as the Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Endowed Professor of Human Resource & Organization Development and has played a key role in the dynamic growth and evolution of the school through his support of the development of the BS, MS, and PhD programs as well as the undergraduate Leadership Minor that now attracts well over a thousand students. 

Bates also possesses interdisciplinary leadership experiences having served as the past Director of the International Studies Program, which is the largest interdisciplinary program in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.  He is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his research, teaching, and service contributions, including being named a recipient of the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award for 2015, a university-wide award at LSU that recognizes faculty with “a sustained record of excellence in teaching, research, service, or any combination of the three.” 

Bates served as interim director of the school since May 2015. During this time, SLHRD has led LSU in the number of online students, Bates served as co-director of the LSU Human Resource and Industrial/Organizational Consultancy, and he also continued to work with colleagues on finalizing the 10-year Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategic Plan for Trinidad and Tobago, a project than began in 2014.

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in Leadership and Human Resource Development.

Visit the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at lsu.edu/shrewd

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 Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at chse.lsu.edu.