LSU Eunice 2020-2021 Strategic Planning


LSU Eunice Cascade Users

Why Strategic Planning

LSU Eunice has engaged in strategic planning to:

  1. Respond to the changing higher education landscape and the needs of LSU Eunice’s various stakeholders,
  2. Provide future direction for LSU Eunice using improved decision making based on strategic thought, and
  3. Improve institutional performance and effectiveness.

The Chancellor’s Cabinet and Extended Cabinet are currently leading the Strategic Planning process.


The purpose of this page is to provide LSU Eunice stakeholders information and to be transparent about the Strategic Planning Process currently underway. 

The LSU Eunice Community is welcome to offer opinions and suggestions by contacting Dr. Paul Fowler, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at or 337-550-1433.


Updated on March 23, 2021.

  1. March 24, 2021:  Facility Services personnel examined and were asked to provide input on the progress to date.
  2. March 17, 2021:  Student Government Association examined and was asked to provide input on the progress to date.
  3. March 12, 2021:  Student Affairs personnel examined and were asked to offer input on the progress to date.
  4. March 9, 2021:  The Chancellor's Cabinet revised the draft language on the Strategic Goals and Campus Goal 2-B. Examples of Early Momentum Metrics (objectives) were incorporated into the document.
  5. March 4, 2021:  Business Office Personnel examined and offered input on the progress to date.
  6. March 3, 2021:  Staff Senate examined and offered input on the progress to date.
  7. March 2, 2021:  The Chancellor's Cabinet revised the draft mission and vision. Cabinet also worked with the SWIM Digital Group to create a list of Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis based on the following areas:
    1. College Identity
    2. Human Resources and Retention
    3. Academic Offerings
    4. Student Resources
    5. Success Preparation
    6. Student Experience
  8. March 1, 2021:  Faculty Senate examined and offered input on the progress to date.
  9. February 25, 2021:  Academic Council examined and offered input on the progress to date (updated document).
  10. February 25, 2021:  Training videos created and placed in Microsoft Stream.
    1. Cascade Video 1:  Logging in and the Home Page (2:53)
    2. Cascade Video 2:  Creating an Objective (4:57)
    3. Cascade Video 3:  Creating a Key Performance Indicator (5:26)
    4. Cascade Video 4:  Creating a Strategy (5:05)
    5. Cascade Video 5:  Be Careful of Dates (1:53)
  11. February 12, 2021:  Guide to inviting and training additional members of each individual department's team.
  12. February 12, 2021:  Template in Word to begin developing the departmental strategic objectives.
  13. February 12, 2021:  Link to February 9, 2021 Cascade slides and the meeting recording (contact Paul Fowler via email for the password).
  14. Planned for February 9, 2021:  Decide final Cascade Strategic Planning Structure relating to goals and objectives.
  15. January 29, 2021:  LSU Eunice Implementation Slides from Cascade.
  16. Strategic Planning Members Training:  Please read examine Adding Goals in Cascade. Note that this is a duplicate of the video and is meant as a refresher.
  17. Strategic Planning Members Training:  Cascade video - Build a Strategic Plan in Cascade - prior to the February 9, 2021 meeting.
  18. January - February 2021:  Cascade System Design negotiated and implemented.
  19. January 2021: Users established in Cascade Planning System and formatting completed.
  20. October 20, 2020: LSU Eunice Values Drafted.
  21. April 20, 2020: LSU Eunice Vision and Mission Drafted.

Members of the Strategic Planning Team

Nancee Sorenson, Chancellor John Hamlin, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Kyle Smith, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Amy Greagoff, Interim Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Michael Alleman, Interim Dean, Division of Liberal Arts Brandon Borill, Interim Dean, Division of Sciences and Mathematics
Dotty McDonald, Dean, Division of Health Sciences, Business, Technology, and Public Protection and Safety Jeff Willis, Director of Athletics
Paul Fowler, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation Stephen Heyward, Director of Information Technology
Michael Broussard, Director of Facilities Services & Safety Coordinator Cory Lalonde, Director of Police
Jessica Jones, Title IX Coordinator, AA/EEO Officer, Director of Student Success Carey Lawson, Director of University Advancement
Travis Webb, Interim Director of Public Affairs Cassie Jobe-Ganucheau, Director of the Library
Sondra Cormier, Director of the LSUE Academy Lacye Hamilton, Director of Workforce Innovation & Continuing Education
Katherine Tucker, Manager of Human Resources Donnie Thibodeaux, Registrar
Jackie Lachapelle, Director of Financial Aid Joseph Cilano, Director of Grants
Jim Robinson, Chair, Faculty Senate Jase McDonald, Student Government Association President
Renee Robichaux, Professor of Biology Courtney Fruge, Administrative Assistant to the Chancellor