Introducing the Leadership LSU Fall 2020 Cohort

BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 12 students as the Fall Cohort Class of 2020 for Leadership LSU, an annual program coordinated by LSU Campus Life.

In its 31st year, this LSU tradition provides juniors, seniors and graduate students the opportunity to develop and apply their leadership at high levels while in their final semesters at LSU. Participants chosen for the Leadership LSU Fall Cohort exhibit the capacity to learn and impact others positively through their leadership experiences.

While the fall semester did present challenges to everyone on campus, the cohort did meet each week via Zoom and finished strong with reflections and group discussions about their experience.

Each semester, the Robert Beverly Pancake Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a cohort member who is an undergraduate student of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. This student exemplifies what it means to be a leader. Jada Moore is the recipient of the scholarship for the 2020 fall cohort.

“The Leadership LSU Fall 2020 cohort members continued their learning journeys together in the midst of the international response to COVID-19,” Jacob Brumfield, director of LSU Campus Life, said. “We are proud of their commitments to the program, to their leadership learning, and to their efforts to put their leadership in action during this challenging time.”

The curriculum of Leadership LSU is based in adaptive leadership through group discussion and extracurricular lectures with LSU and community leaders. By the end of the 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.


Members of the LSU Leadership 2020 Fall Cohort:

Lithonia, Ga.
Kennedy Hood, senior, kinesiology

Alexandria, La.
Mi’Kel Granville, senior, political science

Ashlyn Jackson, senior, animal sciences

Baton Rouge, La.
Maya Stevenson, senior, English

Donaldsonville, La.
Katilyn Williams, senior, kinesiology

Lafayette, La.
Samantha Lee, senior, biological sciences

Monroe, La.
Morgan Collins, junior, kinesiology

Prairieville, La.
Daria Coleman, senior, communication disorders

Thibodaux, La.
Lashantta Robertson, senior, psychology

Jackson, Miss.
Jada Moore, senior, mass communication and a business administration minor

Beaumont, Texas
Kennedy Simon, junior, psychology 

Baitadai, Nepal 
Wokil Bam, graduate student, oceanography & coastal science


LSU 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 fall semester.

LSU Campus Life supports and advises student organizations that uphold the three tenets of Campus Life: Involvement, Leadership and Service. These organizations include Geaux Big Baton Rouge, Homecoming Student Committee, Service Breaks, Student Activities Board and Volunteer LSU. LSU Campus Life also works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and organization advisers, and is home to some of LSU's biggest traditions. LSU Campus Life strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. Visit for more information. 

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