Meet Our Team
Dr. Richard J. Koubek began his tenure at Louisiana State University seven years ago after serving for 23 years in academia as a faculty member and administrator. Koubek currently serves as the university's Executive Vice President and Provost. Read more...
Executive Director, Communications and External Relations
Dr. Jane W. Cassidy
Senior Vice Provost for Human Resources and Academic Space Management
Roy and Margaret Gianelloni Professor of Music Education
Dr. Matt Lee
Dr. Matt Lee is the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services. In this capacity, he coordinates with the leadership of the academic colleges to facilitate the establishment of innovative and accessible academic programing, and works with student support units to ensure that students have the resources they need to be successful. In addition, he works to promote LSU as an engaged University through support of various initiatives that embed students and faculty at the local, state, national and global levels.
Units that Report to the Vice Provost:
Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership
Cain Center for STEM Literacy
Academic Center for Student Athletes
Communication Across the Curriculum
Office of the University Registrar
Residential Colleges Program
Center for Academic Success
|Anna C. Bartel
Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services
Program Manager Academic Planning
Academic programs, planning and review
Dr. Derek Rovaris, Sr.
Dr. Dereck Rovaris serves as Chief Diversity Officer for the University and is responsible for the University's diversity initiatives. Rovaris, an education consultant, has been widely published and has served as a featured speaker on the local, national, and international level. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas with majors in human development and family life, psychology and crime and delinquency studies. He has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana and a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Illinois.
Units that Report to the Vice Provost of Diversity:
Central Office for Diversity
Office of Multicultural Affairs
African American Cultural Center
Dr. Kenya LeNoir Messer
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity
Dr. Messer is responsible for strategic planning, outreach and communications, fundraising
and advancement efforts for LSU's Office of Diversity.
Tarchia Rankins-Lollis, M.S.
Associate Vice President of Budget and Planning and Vice Provost for Finance
Tommy Smith reports reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO and the Executive Vice President and Provost. He serves as the principal liaison between the Offices of Academic Affairs and Finance and Administration. Mr. Smith provides executive direction and support to the Office of Budget & Planning whose main area of responsibility includes the budget and institutional research functions for the University. Mr. Smith serves as the chief advisor to the Executive Vice President and Provost in the areas of budgeting, financial planning, resource allocation, and data analysis. He also serves as an advisor to the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO on budgetary and administrative matters. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from LSU.