Chat & Chew

chat chew group discussion
chat and chew facilitator leading discussion
chat and chew group in the union



About Chat & Chew

The Office of Diversity invites you to attend the monthly “Chat & Chew” Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Series for faculty and staff. “Chat & Chew” sessions are designed to provide greater insight into areas that promote the goals of Diversity and Inclusion outlined in our OoD strategic plan, as well as engage faculty, staff, and administrators in thoughtful conversations that will aid in shifting the climate at LSU. The sessions will take place every fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch hour, and the presentation will consist of either a live lecture or webinar followed by a moderated discussion. Chat & Chew takes place in the Castillian Room in the LSU Student Union at 12pm. Bring your lunch and a friend!


2019-2020 Chat & Chew Schedule - Details Coming Soon

Chaw & Chew schedule - details included below


September 24, 2019 - TBA

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October 29, 2019 - TBA

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November 26, 2019 - TBA

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January 28, 2020 - TBA

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February 25, 2020 - TBA

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March 31, 2020 - TBA

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April 28, 2020 - TBA

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All Chat & Chew sessions are held from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the LSU Student Union, Castilian 304.

For more information or to request special accommodations, please contact the Office of Diversity at 225-578-5736.


Chat & Chew Committee


Timothy Sandles

Coordinator of Diversity and Recruitment

College of Agriculture

Dr. Annie Daniel

Director of Veterinary Instructional Design and Outcomes Assessment

Associate Professor of Veterinary Medical Education

School of Veterinary Medicine

Laura Coleman

Graduate Assistant, Leadership, Communications, and Strategic Initiatives

Office of Diversity

Dr. Kenya Messer

Associate Vice Provost

Office of Diversity

Annette Yancy

Academic Counselor/SSP Coordinator

Center for Freshman Year

Angela Guidry

Executive Coordinator for the Dean, Office of Business Student Success

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

E.J. Ourso, College of Business

Dr. Zakiya Wilson Kennedy

Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion
College of Science