Message from the Dean
Welcome to the LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences! Our mission is to position our faculty, staff, and students to be visionary leaders in their respective fields. Leadership in the college begins with our faculty and staff, who are at the heart of a top-tier, flagship research university.
Across all departments, our faculty are producers of knowledge and creative works that shape the world. They are committed to our students and provide an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to learn from the best. Everyday our faculty teach the courses that serve as the educational foundation for every LSU student. In doing so, we ensure that all students on our campus develop the skills most critical to long term career success.
Our staff are equally committed in their pursuit of excellence in ensuring the success of our students and faculty. We provide an unparalleled level of support to our students from the first day of class as a freshman, until they cross the stage on graduation day. Our goal is for each student to be part of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences' community and connect with mentors that will guide them through their university experience.
The success of our students is embodied in the accomplishments of our alums, who not only represent our college nationally, but also provide the philanthropic support necessary to give students the opportunity for an elite educational experience. Our graduates are high profile leaders in their fields and effect real change in the world.
LSU is in the midst of an unprecedented period of growth. As a three-time alum of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, I take enormous pride in knowing that we are leading the way for the next chapter of our university's rich history and advancing the state of Louisiana.
Troy Blanchard, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Humanities & Social Sciences