Confidential Supporters

LSU is committed to providing confidential resources to the campus community to explore resources and reporting options. To meet students and employees where they are, Confidential Supporters have been identified across campus. A Confidential Supporter is a faculty or staff member who receives additional training each year to support students and employees who experience sexual violence or power-based violence. Confidential Supporters are not required to report to the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX but can assist in identifying resources and help walk students and employees through their rights and options.


SharalleSharalle Arnold

Sharalle Arnold is a student affairs practitioner with a tenure that expands a decade. She studied at California State University, Chico and obtained a master’s degree in education from Washington State University. She has held various leadership roles in higher education including, directorships in TRIO and early childhood and as an Associate Director of the Center for Women and Gender Equity at her last intuition. Each role has allowed her to develop & strengthen her advocacy arm with issues impacting student success. Additionally, she has served as a victim advocate and supporter for Title IX with student conduct. Her research interest focuses on Black women's simultaneous invisibility and hyper-visibility. Sharalle has served as the Director of the LSU African American Cultural Center since Fall 2023. 


Sarah Becker

Sarah Becker is an Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Sociology, Affiliate Faculty in African and African American Studies, Interim Chair of African and African-American Studies (2022-2023), and Director of the Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership. She is advisor to Tigers Against Sexual Assault (TASA) and to the National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS) and places great emphasis on supporting students in all aspects of her work at LSU.

141 Stubbs Hall and 140 Johnston Hall 

TrinaTrina Biswas

Trina Biswas is a Senior Instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies & Research in the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness. She completed her M.S. in Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at LSU after moving to the United States in 2010. Trina is a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) advocate and loves working with students. She currently serves as a co-advisor for the Tigers for Cultivating Change (TCC) Club, is a Safe Space member, and is GRACE-trained. Trina has served as an LSU Lighthouse advocate, and she is also a two-time Diversity & Inclusion Champion for the LSU College of Agriculture. In her free time, she loves learning new languages and working on her photography skills.

224 Martin D. Woodin Hall 


Louise Bodack

Louise Bodack’s hometown is Yonkers, NY and she has lived in various places, including Florida, Massachusetts and Maine. Prior to her arrival at LSU, she taught college chemistry and co-chaired the Health Professions Advisory Committee. While in undergraduate, she was on the golf team. In her spare time, she loves to garden, as evidence by the numerous plants in her office as well as cook. She is passionate about working with students and seeing them succeed. She currently serves as the Director of Student Affairs in the Academic Center for Student-Athletes.

107 Gym Armory / Cox Communications Building 

AmyAmy Cave

Amy Cancienne Cave is an Academic Counselor with the University College – Center for Freshman Year. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, Master of Library and Information Science, and Master of Social Work from LSU. Amy is a LMSW working toward the LCSW. She loves working with students and watching them grow independently. Amy is a proud mom of two sons and one daughter all in college.  In her spare time, she likes to walk her dog, Louie, and practice yoga.

150 Allen Hall

Dr. CassidyJane Cassidy

Jane Cassidy is Professor of Music Education currently serving as Senior Vice Provost in the Office of Academic Affairs. She served 18 months as Interim Vice President of Inclusion, Civil Rights & Title IX and has completed Safe Space training. She is committed to building a healthy and supportive community for faculty, staff, and students.

156 Thomas Boyd Hall 


Daniela Chu-Rodriguez, Ed.D.

Daniela Chu-Rodriguez is Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Impact in the Division of Engagement, Civil Rights & Title IX. She is Safe Space certified and the current advisor for the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) and the Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA). She is a passionate higher education professional and believes students are the heart and soul of the work.

2 Union Square / Women's Center 


Kandra Colomb

Kandra Colomb, MBA joined the Office of Financial Services and Human Resources in July 2021. She began working for Louisiana State University in 2008. She has over 20 years of experience in serving students. She has extensive experience in ushering students, parents, and other citizens in the community. Her experience includes teaching, counseling, life coach, motivational speaking, research in data collection and analysis, research dissemination, program evaluation and Human Resources.

221 Peabody Hall 


Asia Daiges, MSW, LCSW-BACS

Asia Daiges is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor with a master’s degree in Social Work from LSU. Her most recent experience includes medical social work and behavioral health provider in an outpatient clinic. Currently she works as a Field Education Coordinator with the LSU School of Social Work.

3110 Huey P. Long Fieldhouse 


John Fletcher

John Fletcher is the Billy J. Harbin Associate Professor of Theatre at Louisiana State University, where he teaches theatre history, theory, and literature to undergrads and grad students. He has published several articles and chapters as well as a monograph (Preaching to Convert: Evangelical Outreach and Performance Activism in a Secular Age, Michigan 2013); he is the present Editor for the academic journal Theatre Topics. Current research projects involve exploring depolarization strategies and researching good-faith and bad-faith communication in online performance. Beyond the University, Dr. Fletcher is a facilitator for the Dialogue on Race Louisiana and a moderator for Braver Angels, a grassroots national organization aiming to depolarize America. He teaches discipleship studies at University United Methodist Church, where he is active in moving the denomination toward a more LGBTQ-inclusive position.

325 Music & Dramatic Arts Building

JoeJoe Givens

Joe Givens is the Director of the McNair Research Scholars Program, Instructor of Art History, and the Chair of the Council for Opportunity in Education, the most influential non-profit advocating for Higher Education equity in public policy. He is a fierce advocate for students and promotes a college experience that is meaningful, transformative, and attainable for students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

232 Hatcher Hall


Ginger Guttner

Ginger Guttner has been with the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine since 2004. In addition to her role as communications manager at LSU Vet Med, she is also an adjunct instructor at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication. Ginger has been a part of the Lighthouse Program or SAVA (predecessor to Lighthouse) since 2006.

1212A Veterinary Medicine Building 


Catherine Jacquet

Cat Jacquet is a professor of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She studies histories of antirape activism and she volunteered as a rape victim advocate in Chicago in the early 2000s. She is a queer, antiracist feminist and she believes you.

224 Himes Hall 


Robert Lancaster

Robert Lancaster is a professor at the Law Center. He is faculty advisor for OUTlaw, the LGBTQA+ law student organization. In addition to LSU, he also teaches at Shandong University School of Law in China and the University of Grenoble Alpes School of Law in France and has experience working with international students.

W151 Law Building 


Shannon Lane

Shannon Lane, MBA, PMP serves at the Assistant Director of Project Management Office for LSU Online and Continuing Education at Louisiana State University. She has an MBA from LSU’s Flores MBA, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from LSU, and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). She is a Confidential Supporter, has completed GRACE (Gaining Resilience and Cultivating Empowerment) training, and is learning more about Restorative Justice.

340 E. Parker Blvd / 101C Louisiana Emerging Technology Center 

AshleyAshley Mack

Ashley Mack is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Cultural Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University. They are also an affiliate faculty member in the Department of African and African American Studies, and the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Screen Arts Programs. They teach classes on culture, rhetoric, and gender. Their research explores public communication about sexual violence and rape culture.

132 Coates Hall

KristenKristen Mauch

Kristen Mauch brings more than 13 years of experience helping students learn and thrive at LSU. As Associate Dean for the College of Art & Design, she serves as a resource for students navigating degrees in Art, Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture. She was recognized for her work advising students, earning the 2019 Communication Across the Curriculum (CxC) Outstanding Faculty Award. As a complement to her work at LSU, Kristen is also a founding member of Ripple Effect Water Literacy Project, an environmental education nonprofit that seeks to empower the next generation of water-literate leaders.

102 Julian T. White Hall


Katharine Michot

Katharine Michot has worked at LSU as a Disability Services Accommodation Coordinator for over two years where she is passionate about assisting students. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from LSU and a master's degree in sport and exercise psychology from the University of the West of England.

132 Johnston Hall 


Bryan McCann

Bryan J. McCann is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. He is affiliate faculty with the Department of African and African American Studies and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program. Bryan is a founding member of the LGBTQ+ Staff and Faculty Caucus and faculty advisor for the LSU Student Recovery Community. He lives in Baton Rouge with his partner, three children, and two dogs.

126 Coates Hall 

JadeJade Ngo

Jade Ngo is a Coordinator of International Student Engagement at the International Cultural Center. She earned a Master of Arts in English with a focus in teaching English as a Second Language. Her experiences have made her passionate about cross-cultural connection and helping international students feel at home in an unfamiliar environment; it is the mission of the ICC to be a home away from home for international students and to bridge the gap between international and domestic students to foster a community of cultural exchange and friendship. 

International Cultural Center at 3365 Dalrymple Drive 


Megan Ourso

Megan Ourso is a 2001 graduate of LSU and has a B.A. in Communication Disorders, a certification in Elementary Education, and a Masters of Education in School Counseling. Megan is an Academic Counselor in the College of Engineering. Before joining LSU, she was in Education for 21 years within the Diocese of Baton Rouge as both an elementary school teacher and a school counselor. She enjoys getting to know students and finds it rewarding to help students, whether it be to celebrate their highs or to help them navigate through their lows. It is important to Megan to be realistic with students while also helping them with advising a plan for moving forward. She enjoys being a sounding board and listener who is always willing to offer guidance as needed!

2228 Patrick F. Taylor Hall 


Julie Perkins

Julie Perkins has served the University for over 14 years primarily in the areas of grants administration, financial operations, and human resources. Julie is an LSU alum, mother of a two-time alum and a current undergraduate student, and wife of a two-time alum and retired Army veteran. Julie would describe herself as a compassionate, solution-oriented, lover of musical theatre and believer in the power of truth and kindness. Julie is committed to providing thoughtful support to students and colleagues in reaching their personal, academic, and professional goals.

125 David Boyd Hall 


Chandra Pidgeon

Chandra Pidgeon is the Senior Associate Director of Finance and Administration for the department of University Recreation. She is a certified human resources professional that has worked at LSU for over 20 years. She is a mother of 2 with a lifetime of experience in listening and caring for others.

204G Student Recreation Complex 

AimeeAimee Self-Pittman

Aimee Self Pittman currently serves as the Reference and Legal Research Instruction Librarian at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center Library. She holds a J.D. from the University of Alabama and MLIS from LSU. In a previous role, Aimee provided legal representation to survivors of domestic violence as a Legal Services attorney. Committed to empowering library users, she guides students and faculty in navigating legal resources and finding answers to complicated legal questions. In addition, Aimee also mentors students exploring law, law librarianship, and public service. Aimee brings a passion for advocacy to her role educating the LSU Law community.

1 East Campus Drive / LSU Law Library 


Valery Sonnier

Valery Sonnier is an Associate Director with the Office of Accounting Services at LSU. She is originally from Puerto Rico and is fully bilingual (English and Spanish). She is known as a good listener, an avid gardener and enjoys spending time with her Basset Hound, Freddie, in her spare time.

217 Thomas Boyd Hall 


Summer Steib

Summer Steib is Director of Student Engagement and Impact in the Division of Engagement, Civil Rights & Title IX. As part of her duties Steib serves on the University Council on Gender Equity, serves on the CARES team, is a member of the Pregnancy & Parenting Program committee, a confidential supporter, and is co-chair of the National Coalition Building Institute at LSU. Steib developed LSU's Bias Incident Response procedures and chaired the Bias Incident Resource Team from its creation in 2016 to June 2021. Steib is a member of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Women’s Advance Commission and serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault.

2 Union Square / Women's Center 


Gretchen Stein

Gretchen is the Assistant Dean of Research Development & Operations in the College of Science. In this role, she assists faculty with preparing and submitting grant proposals to fund their research programs. Gretchen has a PhD in Communication Studies, with a focus in performance studies and aesthetic communication. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her beagle Gracie.

124 Hatcher Hall 


Jacquelyn Sylvester

I come from a very large family, and I know what it means to be open minded. I will listen with sincerity and answer with honesty. You can count on me to walk with you through any and every process or just listen. Whatever you need, I will do to the best of my ability; I am here for what’s best for you.

105 Military Science Building 

TorresErwin Torres

Erwin Torres is the Manager of Student Services and the Program Coordinator for the First-Gen Career Mentor Program at the Olinde Career Center under the Division of Student Affairs. He is Safe Space certified and serves as a Safe Space Facilitator. Erwin has Master’s degrees in Higher Education Administration (from LSU) and in Hospitality & Retail Management (from Texas Tech). He has a passion for supporting and guiding students through their professional and personal development and also enjoys serving students through different activities and events around campus.

LSU Olinde Career Center at 158 LSU Student Union  



Clovier Torry

Clovier I. Torry currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Retention and Diversity programs for the Graduate School at LSU. She has served students at the Graduate School in different capacities for the past 28 years. Prior to coming to LSU she worked for both a newspaper and television station in Alexandria, Louisiana. Additionally, she has worked in state government in public relations and public policy. Torry is heavily involved in community service organizations and projects in the Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge parishes. She is a member of several local and national organizations.

114 David Boyd Hall