Council for Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Change

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture are committed to serving all of Louisiana’s diverse citizens and students. It is imperative that we meet the needs of everyone and that our programs and employment are diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

The LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture⁩ are seeking a person to provide diversity, inclusion, and opportunity leadership. Consider joining the agriculture family.

The joint council advises our organizations on policies, programs, and actions that support and guide our students, faculty, staff, partners, and communities in working toward a more diverse, safe, positive, equitable, and inclusive environment for all citizens of Louisiana regardless of their race, color, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or disability.

Diversity Council Membership Council Meeting Minutes Council for DIEC Bylaws PDF

LSU AgCenter and CoA Diversity Council Members

NameJob TitleRegion/DeptPortrait
Matthew R. LeeVice President and DeanLSU AgCenter
LSU College of Agriculture
portrait of Matt Lee
Achyut AdhikariAssociate School Director
Extension Specialist and Associate professor
Food Safety
Trina BiswasInstructorAg Economics
Bruce CameronDepartment HeadTAMBruce Cameron 2018jpg
Aita Giovanna ProfessorAudubon Sugar Institute
Collins KimbengProfessorSugar Research StationKimbeng_Collins2012DSCF3311jpg
Jamila Freightman Extension Associateschool of Nutrition and Food SciencesJamila Freightman 2018jpg
Joy SimsAssistant AgentNE RegionJoy Sims 2019jpg
Donovan SeguraAssociate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Title IXSouthern University Ag Center
Marcy Fisher

DirectorFiscalMarcy Fisher 2017jpg
Mark Schafer

Associate ProfessorAgEconIMG_1387ajpg
Heather Kirk-BallardAssistant Professor & Get It Growing CoordinatorSPEES
Todd Tarifa4-H Youth Development Department Head4-H
Sharman CharlesInstructorSNFSCharlesS_tnjpg
Tara SmithExec. Vice President and Director of Cooperative ExtensionOffice of the Vice PresidentTara Smith 2017jpg
Sarah Thomas-SharmaAssistant ProfessorPlant Pathology
Lori JamesProgram SpecialistLSU AgCenter
Xavier Bell
Assistant 4-H AgentSE Region/St. JohnXavier Bell 2019jpg
Jessica RandazzaAssociate Extension AgentSt. Martin

Xi ZhangAssistant ProfessorRed River Station
Leona Camel-ClintonNutrition Educator IICaddo
Aiden DouglasstudentCollege of Ag
Havanna FarinasstudentCollege of Ag
L. Danelle HoneycuttstudentCollege of Ag
Michael WilcherstudentCollege of Ag
Daja WilliamsstudentCollege of Ag
Gina EubanksAssociate Vice Pres. &
Program Leader
Nutrition and Food SciencesGina Eubanks 2019jpg
Ashley GautreauxAssistant Vice Pres.Human Resource Mgmt.2018 Ashley Gautreauxjpg
Frankie GouldAssociate Vice Pres.Strategic CommunicationsGould_Frankie2014WOZ_8955jpg
Allen RutherfordExecutive Associate DeanCollege of Ag
Mike SalassiAssociate Vice Pres. and Program LeaderAgriculture and Natural ResourcesMike Salassi

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