Introducing the Leadership LSU Spring 2022 Cohort

May 17, 2022

BATON ROUGE – LSU has recognized 24 students as the Spring Cohort Class of 2022 for Leadership LSU, an annual program coordinated by LSU Campus Life.

In its 33rd 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 Spring Cohort exhibit the capacity to learn and impact others positively through their leadership experiences. 

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 2022 Spring Cohort:

Baton Rouge

Deventria Curtis, Senior, Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Devin Scott, Junior, Political Science
Hayden Leblanc, Senior, Political Science & Philosophy
Kennedy Butler, Junior, Biological Sciences


Hayden Cowart, Senior, Accounting


Benjamin Thomas, Senior, Biological Engineering & Computational Mathematics


Jordan Joshua, Senior, Information Systems and Decision Sciences 


Angelica Nguyen, Senior, Biological Engineering


Courtney Harding, Senior, Biological Sciences

Lake Charles

Claire Inderkummen, Senior, International Studies, Political Science & French
Lauryn Sweet, Junior, Marketing


Quenton Buckhalter, Graduate Student, Mass Communication

New Iberia

Colby Alexander, Junior, Sociology

New Orleans

Natalie Richard, Senior, Kinesiology
Parys Labeaud, Senior, Marketing 


Jackson Leboeuf, Junior, History


Justin Martin, Senior, Political Science & African and African American Studies


CJ Harrison, Senior, Journalism
Kayli Smith, Junior, Public Relations


Khatavia Franks, Junior, Sociology

Yazoo City

Carl Tart, Graduate Student, Higher Education Student Affairs


Dakayla Washington, Junior, Kinesiology


Angel Puder, Senior, Political Science & African and African American Studies
Jadon James, Senior, Business Management

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 spring semester.

Campus Life works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and advisors, and is home to some of LSU’s biggest traditions. The department’s mission is to enhance student learning through innovative initiatives focused on the tenets of involvement, leadership and service that enrich the LSU experience. Campus Life serves a diverse student population and strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. 

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