The LSU Board of Supervisors serves the university and acts in a leadership capacity for all of the LSU facilities throughout the state. Learn more about the board and read individual biographies here.
President F. King Alexander welcomes you to LSU. Alexander was named the president of Louisiana State University in 2013. Prior to this appointment, he was president of California State University, Long Beach (2005-2013) one of the nation’s largest public universities located in Southern California.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College had its origin in
land grants made by the United States government in 1806, 1811 and 1827 for use as
a seminary of learning. In 1853, the Louisiana General Assembly established the Seminary
of Learning of the State of Louisiana near Pineville, La. The institution opened January
2, 1860. This photo gallery represents a few moments in LSU’s rich history.