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LSUA Faculty Earn Promotion, Tenure

Released: 04/21/2011

Seven members of the LSU Alexandria faculty have been promoted by the LSU Board of Supervisors, and six were awarded tenure, announced Dr. David Manuel, chancellor. The new academic rank and tenure are effective at the start of the 2011-12 school year.

Promotion and tenure by academic department are as follows:

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences – Dr. Lee Kneipp, associate professor of psychology with tenure; Dr. Christopher Stacy, associate professor of history with tenure.

Department of Business Administration – Dr. Adena LeJeune, associate professor of accounting; Dr. Don Yates, associate professor of computer information systems.

Department of Nursing – Angela Bordelon and Debra Smith, tenure.

Department of Education – Diann Norris, associate professor of education with tenure; Susan Myrick, tenure.

Department of Arts, English and Humanities – Dr. Alice Blackwell, associate professor of English with tenure.

Department of Allied Health – W. Stuart Spurlin, assistant professor of health sciences.

“Promotion and tenure are anything but perfunctory at LSUA,” said Manuel. “Our faculty must meet rigorous standards of professional excellence and consistency in teaching undergraduate students, and each candidate is evaluated by his or her colleagues and the LSU Board of Supervisors. We congratulate those who have reached these milestones”

Academic ranks are instructor, assistant professor, associate professor and professor. Tenure may be granted after six years of demonstrable classroom effectiveness, research, university service and periodic peer reviews.