The Flagship Faculty members profiled in the LSU Today are valuable members of the LSU faculty who work towards achieving the goals of LSU’s Flagship Agenda – Flagship 2020: LSU Transforms Lives. As Louisiana’s national flagship university, LSU has a unique role, scope and mission as the leading academic institution in the state. LSU has a rich intellectual environment and distinctive educational programs that are rooted in the distinctive culture, history and geography of Louisiana.
The goals of Flagship 2020 include expanding discovery through transformative research and creative activities; enhancing a faculty-led environment that develops engaged citizens and leaders; strengthening the intellectual environment by broadening the cultural diversity at LSU, and promoting the engagement of the faculty in the transformation of communities. LSU faculty members profiled as Flagship Faculty are converting these goals and aspirations into material accomplishments. These faculty members are earning national awards for research and creative activity; serving in leadership positions in national organizations and serving on boards, commissions and committees; helping to increase the number of degrees awarded and the 6-year graduation rate of new freshmen; and increasing the number of tenure-track faculty at LSU by race and gender.