CHSE’s Myer Honored at Leading Lady Conference



Renée Boutte Myer.

January 27, 2020BATON ROUGE–On January 24, 2020, LSU College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) Director of Advocacy & Engagement Renée Boutte Myer was honored at the Leading Lady Conference in Baton Rouge. The ceremony recognizes female business leaders representing Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia who have attained success by leading with class, character, and charisma.

In 1991, Myer became LSU’s first African-American homecoming queen and the last queen crowned without a king. In her current role, Myer oversees the undergraduate student ambassador program, inter-university partnerships and programs for engagement and service learning as well as external service, civic, and engagement projects for CHSE’s seven schools, two centers and institute.

“More than playing an important role in the university’s history,” says LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Dean Roland Mitchell, “Renée is shaping LSU’s future. Every day, she inspires our students and connects our college with meaningful projects and partners in our community.”

Furthermore, “[Myer] works tirelessly in the areas of outreach, civic engagement, and community partnerships addressing important cultural and economic issues,” says founder Terry Simmons on Leading Lady’s website.  “Spend five minutes with her and you will be drawn in by her humility, optimism, intellect, and grace.”

One of the South's biggest two-day events for women on entrepreneurship and leadership, the Leading Lady conference brings together experts to share proven strategies on how women can build and sustain successful businesses.

About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education, or CHSE, is a nationally accredited division of LSU. 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, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer eight undergraduate degree programs, 20 graduate programs and seven online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,795 undergraduate and 1,935 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.

For more information, visit LSU College of Human Sciences & Education.

Adrian Hirsch
LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

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