President's Address

President's Address




Dear LSU Staff, 

Welcome to another exciting Fall semester at LSU! 

I have been a member of the LSU Staff Senate since the summer of 2014 and I am very honored and humbled to serve as your President for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 

As you know, the mission of Staff Senate includes promoting and protecting the welfare of LSU staff. Our organization holds general meetings on the third Wednesday of every month to discuss issues that impact all staff. We also have standing and ad hoc committees that meet monthly to focus on specific areas of interest to staff. 

The priorities of our organization are advocacy, awareness, and appreciation. Some of our goals and initiatives for the year include:

  • restructuring the standing and ad hoc committees to increase organizational effectiveness thus improving the representation of staff;
  • increasing member engagement and participation of LSU staff on committees;
  • partnering with Student Government & Campus Federal to bring an inflatable to Fall Fest;
  • reporting the work of Staff Senate at Board of Supervisors meetings;
  • hosting a Fall welcome event for new staff hired within the last calendar year;
  • raising funds to support the Staff Senate scholarships available to staff and their dependents;
  • coordinating staff appreciation events like Holiday on Campus in November; and
  • tracking progress on goals and initiatives that support our strategic plan; and
  • creating annual reports to provide awareness about the work of the LSU Staff Senate.

Our senators are your advocates, allies and friends. I encourage you to follow us on social media, attend our general meetings, serve on committees, and take advantage of the events, resources and services available through the LSU Staff Senate. Geaux Tigers!  

Michelle Lowery
President, LSU Staff Senate (2017-18)
Associate Director
Office of the Dean of Students
Louisiana State University
333 LSU Student Union, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Phone: 225-578-4850