Plauche Named Rector of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Residential College


August 10, 2022

Hannah PlaucheHannah Plauche, PhD, was named rector of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Residential College, Cypress Hall. As rector, Plauche will direct community involvement, collaborate on creating and executing student programming, and teach courses in the residential college.

“I am excited to serve as the College of Human Sciences and Education Residential College rector and to work alongside our outstanding faculty, staff, and students,” said Plauche. “The residential college experience is such an amazing opportunity for our students to transition into college life. The supportive environment provided in the residential colleges is so important for first year students. I’m honored to work with these young adults in this exciting life stage, and look forward to supporting them in their academic, extracurricular, and service pursuits.”

More than 175 students with a declared major in the College of Human Sciences & Education enjoy this living-learning community in the heart of LSU’s campus. In addition to being a part of the campus community, residents create networks within the larger LSU campus, have priority scheduling, build relationships with faculty and college administrators, and learn about the various majors in the college. The rector recruits a network of faculty to participate in student programming, creates formal and informal opportunities to meet with students, teaches in the residential college, and manages the in-community tutoring. 

Plauche graduated with her PhD in Human Ecology, Child and Family Studies in 2014. She began teaching courses as an adjunct instructor in Child and Family Studies courses at both LSU and Southeastern Louisiana University. She joined the LSU School of Social Work faculty as an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Child and Family Studies Program in January of 2018. She has served as the faculty advisor for the Child and Family Studies Student Association since 2019. 

As the first LEED-certified residence hall on campus, the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education Residential College, Cypress Hall, is a leader in energy-efficiency with indoor-outdoor learning spaces, storm water recovery systems, interior bike storage rooms, energy-efficient mechanical systems, sustainable finishes, and solar demonstration systems. The community offers an educational and social community for the broad spectrum of majors within the College of Human Sciences & Education, including tomorrow's researchers, social workers, counselors, teachers and principals, librarians, archivists, physical and human movement scientists, doctors, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, athletic trainers, sports administrators, higher education professionals, and human resource professionals.