Our Institutional Framework | LSU Strategic Plan 2025

Our Institutional Framework

For LSU to achieve the goals outlined next in our strategic challenges, it is important for the institution to invest in areas that have comprehensive impact across the university. These are: diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism; service and operational excellence; career excellence and enrichment; and student success.

Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Multiculturalism

The university believes that a critical part of the college experience is exposing students to a wide array of diverse people and cultures. As Louisiana’s flagship university, LSU draws students and employees from all 64 parishes in Louisiana, all 50 states, and nearly every country in the world. This mixture of cultures and ethnicities—what LSU calls a “gumbo” of humanity—provides students with broader experiences and a chance to expand their worldview.

Establishing a Culture of Service and Operational Excellence

Exceptional customer service is the cornerstone of every successful enterprise. Through continual process improvement, LSU will invest deeply in its people and modernize operations and organizational structures to ensure maximum accountability, efficiency, and productivity. All of these efforts are designed to enhance the overall campus experience, encourage creativity and discovery, and enhance the delivery of exceptional customer service to all who interact with the university.

Encouraging Career Excellence and Enrichment

As one of the state’s largest employers, LSU will recruit a diverse workforce including nationally and internationally competitive faculty, increase support for its faculty and staff in their respective roles, and create a community in which all are valued and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Supporting Student Success 

LSU’s primary goal is the successful retention and graduation of students who inherit our fundamental values during their studies at LSU. The university will work to address collectively the needs of the contemporary student through the deployment of effective student retention practices and scholarship that focuses on career development combined with critical thinking and communication skills.

Through our work, we carry forward the inspiration and vision for Louisiana's State University, leading Louisiana and impacting the world.