Julie Lessiter

Julie Lessiter

Dr. Julie Lessiter

Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives LSU Shreveport


Dr. Julie Lessiter has been at LSU Shreveport for nine years in many different roles. Currently, she serves as the Vice-Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives, a division that incorporates Enrollment Management, Continuing Education, and all Strategic Initiatives. Additionally, she is a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies. Her areas of expertise include Institutional Research, Institutional Effectiveness, Enrollment Management, and Accreditation. Lessiter wrote the SACSCOC Level change which resulted in the approval of the first doctoral program at LSUS and shepherded the institution through its successful reaffirmation of accreditation in 2015. In her role with the Enrollment Management division, she has championed various initiatives that have resulted in record enrollment for the previous two years. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education at four different institutions.

Dr. Lessiter is a nationally ranked age-group tennis player and a competitive runner.
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