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


Dr. Reid Bates has been appointed Interim Director of the School Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) effective May 18, 2015.

Dr. Bates’ background includes nearly 20 years of full-time professional experience as an academic, administrator, and practitioner. He serves as the W. H. “Bill” LeBlanc Alumni Association Professor of Leadership and Human Resource Development in SLHRD and has played a role in the dynamic growth and evolution of the School through his support of the development of the School’s B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. program as well as the undergraduate Leadership minor that now attracts well over a thousand students. 

He also serves as the Director of the International Studies Program, which is the largest interdisciplinary program in the College of Humanities and Social Studies. He has received a number of awards recognizing his research, teaching, and service contributions. Most recently, Dr. Bates has been 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.” 

“We are pleased to simultaneously congratulate Dr. Bates and welcome him to his new role,” said CHSE Dean Damon Andrew. “SLHRD is poised to make a significant impact assisting with our state’s imminent workforce needs. I know Dr. Bates and the faculty at SLHRD will continue to provide excellent instruction as well as service to our community and beyond.”