Developing Leaders | LSU Strategic Plan 2025

Our Strategic Challenges

LSU will develop effective and versatile problem solvers, global citizens, and leaders for a complex world.

Developing Leaders

LSU will create an experience to prepare LSU graduates to lead purposeful lives as community leaders and global citizens. Using the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College as a leading example, graduates will be able to understand and communicate with others, analyze and solve problems, and make socially responsible decisions based on literacies in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Revise General Education

LSU will create a core integrative curriculum to replace the traditional general education paradigm.

Develop a Campus-wide Culture of Cross-disciplinary Teaching and Research

LSU will encourage faculty and student collaboration across academic disciplines while eliminating bureaucratic barriers.

Attract Students Best Suited to Benefit from the LSU Experience

LSU will purposefully recruit and support students best suited for LSU through enrollment management strategies and scholarships.

Good leadership is a critical component to the success of any business or institution and can be the difference between thriving and barely surviving. Effective communication, innovation, and engagement are all important leadership qualities that can be fostered through experience.

Multidisciplinary, experiential education and leadership building is an integral part of the LSU student experience, not only through course work, but through opportunities like service-learning, Communication across the Curriculum, student clubs and organizations, internships and mentoring, and undergraduate research.