November 17, 2022

Eugene KennedyBATON ROUGE – LSU College of Human Sciences & Education has named Eugene Kennedy, PhD, currently professor in the School of Education, as the associate dean for academic programs and institutional effectiveness. Kennedy will begin his new role December 1.

“Please join me in welcoming Eugene Kennedy to this leadership role within the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education. A distinguished scholar and seasoned administrator, Dr. Kennedy’s passion for and pursuit of excellence will serve every faculty, staff and student in our college,” said Dean Roland Mitchell, PhD. 

The Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Institutional Effectiveness reports directly to the dean and serves a critical role in facilitating and documenting assessment and reporting processes and in supporting a culture of assessment at the department and college levels, working in the development of student learning outcomes and in evaluating curriculum effectiveness. The associate dean oversees a comprehensive institutional effectiveness program, which includes serving as the college's central warehouse for SACS-COC and AACSB accreditations, providing stewardship for the college’s academic programs and working with directors on related matters. Kennedy will also manage the assessment and evaluation of the college's efforts to recruit, enroll, advise and retain outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. 

The associate dean directs the establishment and monitoring of strategic goals, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and outcome measures for the college, providing leadership to strategic initiative implementation teams, task forces, or committees on action plans, resource acquisition, operational methods, milestone tracking, evaluation, and reporting. Kennedy will align the college strategic plan with the strategic plan of Louisiana State University.

“The LSU College of Human Sciences & Education is an important unit on campus tasked with improving quality of life across the lifespan for all Louisianans,” said Kennedy. “I’m honored to assume this important role for the college and to work alongside exceptional faculty, staff and students, who are moving the needle on a myriad of complex human, social, and information issues. This is an exciting time to be at LSU, and I’m looking forward to leading our college in producing meaningful scholarship to better support and serve our community, state, and the world. ”

Eugene Kennedy holds a PhD in Educational Research Methodology from the University of South Carolina. He has a Master’s degree in Educational Statistics & Measurement from the University of Iowa and an MA in Social Psychology & Methodology from University of Iowa. Kennedy has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Benedict College. He has worked as a researcher for a testing company, a state department of education, and has served as a technical consultant and evaluator on numerous district, state, and national projects. Kennedy is also director of the LSU School of Education Office of Educational Research.

About the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education
The College of Human Sciences & Education is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science and the School of Social Work, as well as the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool and the University Laboratory School. 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. For news and more information visit


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