The Dean's Circle is a loyal group of alumni and friends who share a passion for advancing scientific scholarship and research at LSU. Dean's Circle membership recognizes the generosity of alumni and friends who make annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the Science Development Fund. For a gift of $250, alumni who have graduated within the last ten years may also become members.
Since 2007, members of the Dean's Circle have provided the working capital needed to fund many pursuits of the College, including student organizations and educational travel expenses, faculty recruitment and recognition activities, and development initiatives to build alumni and community relations. Private funding allows the College to achieve the margin of excellence needed to strengthen its impact on our students and contributions to scientific knowledge. Achieving international recognition for our outstanding academic and research programs requires significant resources, and Dean's Circle members play an ever-increasing role in supporting the College's commitment to excellence.
Dean's Circle Members enjoy the following:
- Invitations to events hosted by the College, including the annual Dean's Circle dinner and Hall of Distinction Ceremony
- Recognition on the Science web site (www.science.lsu.edu) and in the College's Annual Magazine, The Pursuit.
- Opportunities to meet and network with College leadership and other members
- Special communications from the Dean throughout the year
Most importantly, Dean's Circle members know that their contributions are an investment to help propel the College into the forefront of the world's most prestigious centers of scientific inquiry and discovery. While varied in their chosen professions and interests, Dean's Circle members share a passion for LSU and are committed to being a part of the College's Formula for Excellence.