Vision, Mission, & Values

Our Vision

By 2025, our School will be the premier thought leader in Leadership and Human Resource Development, recognized for world-class research, teaching, and service.

Our Mission

To prepare leaders to foster learning, development, and change in individuals, organizations, and global communities.

Our Values

We move forward collectively with the university’s values, acknowledging that the principles we uphold as a campus community are what make LSU and the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development exceptional. 

Our Commitment

We commit ourselves to relentlessly pursuing a direct, positive impact on individuals, organization, and global and academic communities through four key pillars:

Student-Centered, Applied Learning

We provide an applied, student-centered learning experience that builds in our graduates the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking needed to become global citizens, leaders, and positive change agents.

Diversity and Inclusivity

We encourage diversity and inclusiveness through civility, the free exchange of ideas, an appreciation of individual distinctiveness, and respect for multiple perspectives.  

Strong Science-Practice Focus

We believe a strong theory-research-practice linkage is critical in an applied field and realize this through effective collaboration, the provision of evidence-based tools and interventions, and ongoing local and global engagement.


We strive for a global reputation of excellence to be realized through rigorous, cutting-edge research, adherence to the highest ethical standards in teaching, research and practice, ongoing professional development of all members of our learning community, and the creation of an exemplary, dynamic curriculum that meets the needs of our stakeholders.

College of HSE Strategic Plan