LSU Shreveport has named Dr. Nancy S. Jordan to be the university’s new provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Currently the associate provost and SACSCOC liaison at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, Dr. Jordan will begin her new role at LSUS on May 1. Her selection culminates a nationwide search process that began this past fall.
“We are very excited about Dr. Jordan joining the LSUS leadership team,” said Chancellor Larry Clark. “Dr. Jordan will play a vital role in helping LSU Shreveport implement our new strategic plan that encourages growth, collaboration and innovation in all aspects of what we do to successfully serve students and this region.”
Dr. Jordan studied at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and her Master of Arts in English. She then went on to receive her Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University.
“I’m excited to join the LSUS leadership team, working with Chancellor Clark and the entire LSUS community”, said Dr. Jordan. “I’m passionate about student success and have personally witnessed the many ways higher education empowers students individually, strengthens families, and transforms communities. The LSUS community provides high quality, affordable education to students within the region, and collaborates with community partners to lead and enrich our region. For me, this position is about supporting faculty and staff as they implement LSUS’s vision to be transformative in all we do. Together, we will enhance undergraduate student success initiatives, support faculty scholarship, and expand quality graduate programs. I am honored to be selected provost and bring my skills and experience to serve the students, staff, and faculty at LSUS.”
Dr. Jordan comes to LSUS with more than 30 years of experience in higher education and 17 years of administrative experience as department chair, associate dean, assistant provost and associate provost. She has in-depth knowledge of recruiting and supervising faculty; curriculum development; tenure and promotion policies; strategic planning; institutional effectiveness; partnerships with other institutions; international studies; academic assessment and accreditation; faculty development; and general education.