Introducing the Leadership LSU Class of 2019

Andrew Chenevert

Andrew Chenevert of Baton Rouge, La., was the Leadership LSU Class of 2019 receipient of the Robert Beverly Pancake Memorial Scholarship. Photo: LSU Campus Life

BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 28 students as the Class of 2019 for Leadership LSU, an annual spring program which is coordinated by LSU Campus Life on behalf of the LSU Office of the Dean of Students.

Now in its 30th year as an LSU tradition, the program provides juniors, seniors and graduate students with the opportunity to develop and apply their leadership at high levels while in their final semesters at LSU. Participants chosen for Leadership LSU 2019 exhibit the capacity to learn and impact others positively through their leadership experiences. Active participation in Leadership LSU challenges students to sharpen leadership skills and abilities, regardless of their career choices and plans following graduation.

The luncheon to honor the participants of Leadership LSU Class of 2019 took place on Saturday, April 6, where each student cohort was recognized for their commitment to leadership. Among the Leadership LSU Class of 2019 there were 20 seniors, six juniors and two graduate students who came to the program from five different states.

During the luncheon the Robert Beverly Pancake Memorial Scholarship was awarded to the student who exemplified what it meant to be a leader. Andrew Chenevert was the recipient of the scholarship for the Leadership LSU Class of 2019.

Leadership LSU 2019 guest speakers included Jacob Brumfield, associate dean of students and director of Campus Life, and Dajour Braxton, LSU Campus Life’s leadership intern (LSU’19).

The curriculum of Leadership LSU is based in the concept of adaptive leadership through group discussion as well as extracurricular lectures with LSU and community leaders. By the end of the Leadership LSU program students have learned how to identify adaptive leadership challenges, address social issues with the community, recognize the opportunities that come from an adaptive leadership experience and support the Leadership LSU peer network.

The Leadership LSU Class of 2019:

Baton Rouge, La.
Andrew Chenevert, senior, accounting
Mae Anne Claire Mangaoil, senior, chemical engineering
Linda Shea, senior, industrial engineering
Faith Thanni, junior, biological sciences

Chalmette, La.
Macie Coker, senior, mechanical engineering
Emily Jones, senior, kinesiology with a concentration in human movement science

Covington, La.
Braelyn Leggett, junior, political science

Houma, La.
Jada McGuin, senior, kinesiology with a concentration in human movement science

Kaplan, La.
Colt Hardee, junior, business administration

Lake Charles, La.
Whitney Osburn, senior, history and philosophy with a concentration in religious studies

Mandeville, La.
Rachel Campbell, senior, political communication
Rebecca Perrette, junior, English with a concentration in creative writing
Nathan Watson, senior, textiles, apparel and merchandising with a concentration in apparel design

Metairie, La.
Emily Cannon, junior, sociology and political science

Monroe, La.
Blair Jason, senior, psychology

Natchitoches, La.
Monét LaCour, senior, political science 

New Orleans, La.
Theodore Davis IV, graduate student, master’s of social work program
Caila Palmer, junior, psychology

Patterson, La.
Loreal Johnson, senior, digital advertising

Pineville, La.
Brittney Zhang, senior, psychology

Slidell, La.
Kelsey Galatas, graduate student, master’s of arts program in communication disorders 

Jackson, Miss.
Christopher G. Washington III, senior, architecture 

Natchez, Miss.
Akua Kumi, senior, biological engineering 

Las Vegas, Nev.
Dajour Braxton, senior, sports administration with a concentration in sport commerce 

Brentwood, Tenn.
Merrill Bouyer, junior, sports administration with concentrations in sport commerce and sport leadership 

Dallas, Texas
Avery Walker, senior, communications disorders 

Houston, Texas
Tra’Vecia McGee, senior, public relations

Missouri City, Texas
Dominique Angibeau, senior, biological engineering


LSU Campus Life congratulates these leaders for excelling throughout the rigorous application and selection process as well as their participation in Leadership LSU’s adaptive leadership and seminars throughout the spring semester.

LSU Campus Life supports and advises seven student organizations that uphold the three tenets of Involvement, Leadership and Service.  Those organizations include Geaux BIG Baton Rouge, Homecoming Committee, Involvement Krewe, Kitchens on the Geaux, Service Breaks, Student Activities Board, and Volunteer LSU. LSU Campus Life also works closely with the 400+ student organizations and countless individuals daily to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus. For more information visit 





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