Meet the Office of Student Services

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  Name A Letter to Students 
Lisa Newman

Lisa Breeden Newman, MA LPC-S

Assistant Dean

Ever since I graduated from high school in Avoyelles Parish, I dreamed of becoming a counselor to help children have someone in whom to confide; and wanted to begin this dream at LSU. I received my BA in Psychology in 1982 and MA in Community Counseling in 1987 from LSU. I started my career at LSU and have remained here since graduating with my Master’s degree.

In conjunction with the administrative duties of my position, I provide academic, career, and personal counseling to all students in the college.  My primary responsibilities include the determination of graduation and student teaching eligibility and coordination of the appeals committee for the college.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor of Counselor Interns in the state of Louisiana. I am also a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) and the Louisiana College Counseling Association (LCCA) and have held the office of President for both organizations because of my strong commitment to professional growth and service. 

I am an avid reader and enjoy going to libraries, bookstores, and garage sales. I also love to help my husband with gardening and maintaining their numerous outdoor plants. My husband and I have five children between the two of us and seven grandchildren who live here in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Brussels, Belgium.

Best wishes,


 Ashley Gray

Ashley Gray




Tyre Jones

Administration Program Specialist

 Alyssa Kimmell


Alyssa Kimmell, MEd



My name is Alyssa Kimmell, and I am grateful to be one of your counselors in the College of Human Sciences and Education. This place is like a second home to me because I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and with my Masters in Education for School Counseling both here at LSU.  My time here was filled with club involvement, football games, mission trips, and so many other wonderful memories. I hope to serve you well as your academic counselor and come alongside you as you experience some of the best (and most difficult sometimes) years of your life at LSU! Geaux get ‘em Tigers!