About Us

On July 1, 2016 the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Education and Human Development combined to form the new College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development. The combined college will enable us to strengthen offerings in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Teacher Education, Special Education, Educational Leadership, Counseling, Human Performance and Health Performance.

This merger will not change existing degree programs but will create new avenues of study for our students and enable us to break down traditional discipline barriers to offer our students new and innovative approaches to learning unique to our region and the Greater New Orleans metro area.

One of the most significant elements of the merger will be the improvement of student service. By unifying the existing staffs of each college into one, we can better serve our current students with advising, degree check-out and other needs.

Dr. Kim Long assumed the mantle of the first Dean of the new combined college. She came to us, most recently, from Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania where she served as Dean of Business and Humanities. She has been a high school classroom teacher and her discipline is English, so she has deep roots in teacher education and the Humanities. She is an excellent fit to lead our college into the future.