In serving our citizens and communities as a partner for lifelong learning, LSU will further strengthen our commitment to widening the availability of educational opportunities.Give Now
We are transforming the educational experience through enhanced teacher development, elevated course standards, and expanded community access to university expertise. Our deans, directors, and faculty are agents of change, steadfastly turning vision into action—ensuring the rigor and relevance of our academic curricula. Our educational efforts are anchored by undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, but LSU must be more than an institution that offers degrees.
LSU provides relevant, transformative, and innovative education. As more nontraditional students seek to transform their lives through higher education, we must enhance online and distance programs to support their unique needs and goals. Likewise, our two-year programs must offer pathways for students who might not otherwise have access to a high-quality, affordable education. And LSU must proactively impact the educational journey of Louisiana’s pre-K through 12th grade student population, developing solutions that will have global applications.
Ava Haymon, an avid supporter of the arts, is fierce for transforming education in Louisiana to improve lives everywhere. Her family’s support of the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts includes a gift to establish a Chair in Music Therapy, reflecting their strong belief in the benefits of art therapies of all types. LSU will be the first public university in Louisiana with a music therapy program.