Franklin Soares

Meet the BMLI Graduate Assistant

Franklin Soares serves as LSU's Black Male Leadership Initiative Graduate Assistant. 

Franklin Soares is a current dual-degree student at Louisiana State University.  He is currently a third-year  Ph.D. student in the Higher Education Administration program. Moreover, he recently received a Masters of Arts in Applied Research Measurement and Evaluation, in August 2020. His research is geared towards examining the relationship of Black college students matriculation at Predominately-White Colleges and Universities, and what factors contribute to their academic success.  Franklin received his Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, at Florida International University. Mr. Soares has over 12 years college experience at both, PWIs and HBCUs.  He has worked at Florida International University, Morehouse College, Oregon State University, University of Central Florida, Southern University, and currently at LSU.  Also, he currently is an instructor at Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, in Baton Rouge. 

His life’s work is to prepare today’s student leaders, with the skill sets, to lead tomorrow. 

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