LSU Shreveport will hold its Spring Commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City. Some 570 students are candidates for degrees.
Craig C. Spohn, executive director of the Cyber Innovation Center, will deliver the commencement address. The CIC is a public/private initiative with a mission to create a knowledge-based workforce and diversify the region’s economic base. The CIC promotes research, education and innovation, and fosterscollaborative and strategic alliances between government, industry and academia.
Before serving at CIC, Spohn was with Science Applications International Corp. where he served as vice president for Middle East business and coordinated SAIC’s Saudi Arabian business as general manager of the Saudi Joint Venture.
Valencia Sarpy Jones, a 4th Congressional District representative on the LSU Board of Supervisors, will confer degrees during the LSUS commencement. She was appointed to the board by Gov. John Bel Edwards in 2016.
In addition to graduation at Century Link, their day will also include special program held on campus, offering opportunities for students to meet their professors, administrators and classmates in person.
The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with top MBA students being inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and Sigma Iota Epsilon, academic honor organizations, in the University Center.
That is followed from 10 a.m. to noon by a reception, photo sessions and a Cajun-style brunch for online grad students and their families, sponsored by the LSUS Foundation in the University Center.
Chancellor Larry Clark, Provost Nancy Jordan and faculty members will be there to meet graduating students in three master’s degree programs – the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and the Master of Health Administration. Following the reception, participants will proceed to the CenturyLink Center for commencement ceremonies that begin at 2 p.m.