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,


 Ryan Harb

Ryan Harb


My name is Ryan Harb, and it is my pleasure to be one of your advisors in the College of Human Sciences & Education! I was born and raised in Louisiana and have been a diehard Tiger fan my whole life. I finished my undergraduate career at LSU in the Spring of 2017 with a BS in Kinesiology and have worked for LSU ever since then. I am currently pursuing a Leadership and Human Resource Development Masters to further my education here at LSU. While being in my undergrad I was involved in many different areas of campus including Residential Life as an RA, our Pre-PA club, as well as being part of our own CHSE Ambassadors. I look forward to working with you in any way that I can as your advisor and making the college process as seamless as it can be! Have a great time and make this college experience your very own!

Geaux Tigers!


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!


 Haley Shows

Haley Shows


Hi my name is Haley Shows and I am the Recruiter for CHSE, as well as serving the Advisor and Associate Rector of Cypress Hall. I was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana and I loved growing up in the South! I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Mental Health and School Counseling. My role in CHSE is to help you select the best major for you and your future goals, while also helping you transition from high school life to life here at LSU. LSU and CHSE offers so many unique experiences that I can't wait to share with you! When I am not working for LSU, I am often found cheering for them! GEAUX TIGERS!


Remember, the best is yet to come...


 Rachel Wheeler

Rachel Wheeler


 My name is Rachel Wheeler, and it is my pleasure to be serving as an academic counselor. I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I received my undergrad in Mass Communication from Shorter University in Rome, GA. I then went on to receive my Master's of Management with a concentration in Human Sciences and non-profit management at Shorter University. I am excited to be a part of such a compelling and growing institution. I am truly passionate about higher education and look forward to serving this LSU community.


Geaux Tigers!