Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

The University Planning Council has taken the lead in updating our university’s strategic plan during 2016. Evolving from a series of brainstorming sessions with the academic deans last fall, the council has been working diligently over the past few months to define the singular thread that ties students, faculty and staff in 2016 with the five professors and 19 students who, in 1860, began what is now LSU.  We seek to articulate what has been the great legacy of our institution in the past that will propel us to the future.

As Louisiana’s only flagship institution with land, sea and space grant status, we hold awesome leadership responsibilities to our state and country.  Collectively we form an institution where faculty and graduates carry that mission profoundly and distinctly in their careers.  But what does that mean for LSU in our contemporary environment?
In the coming months LSU, through the leadership of the University Planning Council, will answer these questions.  We envision a structure not defined by functional areas, such as research, teaching, and service but rather by the higher order attributes that describe our collective efforts. 
We invite you to help shape this direction for LSU.  Over the next six months the university will host a series of focus groups, surveys and discussions and we strongly seek your participation. 


Bill Daly
University Planning Council Chair
Professor, Chemistry
Rick Koubek
Executive Vice President and Provost
Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Latest Updates

APRIL 21, 2017
LSU Strategic Plan 2025: Update and Campus-Wide Survey

FEBRUARY 17, 2017
Strategic Planning Process Moving Forward Through Work of Subcommittees 

DECEMBER 8, 2016

The Strategic Plan Enters Next Phase During Subcommittee Planning - See more at:

LSU Strategic Plan 2022 - Planning Update

NOVEMBER 15, 2016
The Strategic Plan Enters Next Phase During Subcommittee Planning

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Office of Academic Affairs Hosts Strategic Planning Summit 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Strategic Plan is Further Refined at Leadership Retreat

JULY 15, 2016
Over 1,200 Respond to University Strategic Plan Online Survey in First Month

JUNE 14, 2016   
Provost Meets with Key Stakeholders to Discuss Strategic Plan and Future of LSU

JUNE 09, 2016 
Over 100 Focus Group Participants Provide Input During LSU’s Strategic Planning Process

MARCH 14, 2016   
University Planning Council (UPC) identifies six aspirational goals to serve as framework for LSU’s next strategic plan