University College Advisory Board Annual Meeting and Pigskin Preview Held Aug. 17

08/23/2012 04:14 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU University College Advisory Board gathered for its Annual Meeting and Pigskin Preview on Friday, Aug. 17. Hosted by LSU University College’s Executive Director Paul Ivey, the highlight of the Pigskin Preview was a visit by LSU Head Football Coach Les Miles, who addressed the Advisory Board with an overview of the upcoming football season.


The day began with a testimony by Avoyee Cummings, a Southern University student counselor who interned with LSU University College this summer to explore academic counseling during. Following the welcome and introductions, Advisory Board members toured LSU’s new Business Education Complex. Then the group visited the LSU Football Operations Building and Miles to receive an overview of the upcoming football season.


The day finalized with lunch and a brief business meeting. LSU University College Advisory Board members on hand for this year’s event were Norman Deumite, board chair from Deumite Construction; Tim Abendroth from Abendroth Investments; Daniel M. Bruce from  Cheramie/Whitney Architects APC; John L. Daniel Jr. from Chase Bank; Becky Rogers from Coca-Cola Bottling Company; Paul Tweedy from Bank of Jena; and Honorary member Carolyn Collins, LSU University College – Emeritus.


About University College


Since its establishment in 1933 as “Lower Division,” University College has served as the portal of entry for most incoming freshmen enrolling at LSU. It also serves many returning students and transfer students who are not yet eligible for admission to a degree-granting senior college on campus. The two enrollment divisions of University College are The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. In addition, University College offers retention-specific programs:  Student Support Serves, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars, and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.


For more information, contact Jacquelyn Schulz Craddock with University College at 225-578-5342 or



Photo: LSU Football Coach Les Miles and University College Executive Director Paul Ivey

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012