Stacia Haynie Named Executive Vice President and Provost

Stacia Haynie12/21/2018
BATON ROUGE – LSU has named Stacia Haynie, who currently serves as LSU interim executive vice president and provost, as the university’s next executive vice president and provost, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

“We are pleased to name Stacia Haynie as our executive vice president and provost,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “Throughout her nearly 30-year career at LSU, Dr. Haynie demonstrated her leadership ability and commitment to promoting research and creative scholarship, as well as ensuring our students get the exceptional educational experience they deserve from Louisiana’s flagship university.”

LSU conducted a national search for executive vice president and provost and invited four candidates to campus for interviews and open forums with students, faculty and staff. LSU Boyd Professor Mark Batzer, Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor in Biological Sciences, chaired the search committee.

“A special thanks goes out to the search committee for their hard work, and to all the faculty, staff and students who attended the candidate forums and provided feedback to the committee,” Alexander said.

Haynie has been an active member of the LSU community since joining the Department of Political Science in 1990. She served as dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences before being named interim executive vice president and provost in April.

“I am excited to continue to work with President Alexander and the LSU leadership team as executive vice president and provost,” Haynie said. “I have never been more optimistic about LSU than I am right now. The hard work of our stellar faculty, staff and students define this great institution, and I look forward to working together to enhance our student success and the scholarly and creative work of our faculty.”

Haynie earned the J. W. Annison Jr. Family Alumni Professor at LSU and has served in a number of administrative positions on the campus including department chair, associate dean and interim dean of the LSU Graduate School, as well as vice provost for academic affairs. 

Haynie received a bachelor’s degree in theater in 1981 and a master’s degree in political science in 1986, both from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1990, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Texas. 

Haynie studies judicial politics with special emphasis on comparative appellate court decision-making. With support from the National Science Foundation and the Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, Haynie and her colleagues C. Neal Tate of Vanderbilt, Reginald Sheehan of Michigan State University and Donald Songer of the University of South Carolina created a 10-country appellate courts data set. Haynie has particular expertise in the legal systems of South Africa, the Philippines and India. Her studies also include civil trial court decisions in U.S. state courts. 

Haynie taught courses in Judicial Politics, American Constitutional Law, Comparative Judicial Politics and American Public Law. She has also been awarded the Arts & Sciences Professor’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship, the LSU University Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award and the LSU College of Arts & Sciences Advisory Council Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. 

The executive vice president and provost serves as the chief academic affairs officer for the LSU Board of Supervisors and all of its campuses and institutions, and serves as the provost for the LSU campus. At the flagship campus, the executive vice president and provost is the chief operating officer, acts as the chief administrative officer in the absence of the president, and oversees all instruction, student support, enrollment management and research.

The executive vice president and provost also has responsibilities to support and facilitate the academic enterprise at the campuses. Other responsibilities include the articulation of an academic vision, leadership in academic strategic planning, and the development and administration of academic budgets.

 

 

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LSU Media Relations
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