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Dr. Kenya Lenoir Messer

ASSOCIATE VICE PROVOST, LSU OFFICE OF DIVERSITY 

Dr. LeNoir Messer has served as an Educator and University Administrator in positions ranging from The Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University, NY to the Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management at Wilberforce University, OH. Prior to LSU, Dr. LeNoir Messer was a senior member of the development team at the University of Pennsylvania, PA., where she led the University’s efforts with parent outreach and development. In addition to her administrative history within Higher Education, she is a published author, researcher and lecturer.  She received a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in dance from Union College, NY; a master's degree in counseling and student personnel administration from Columbia University, NY; a doctorate of education, from Columbia University, NY and completed research and study in London, England, Athens, Greece and Rome, Italy. 

Dr. Messer is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic initiatives including, strategic planning, outreach and communications and central diversity education efforts and reporting with Deans, faculty, staff and students; leads the unit's fundraising and advancement efforts; provides oversight and guidance for the National Diversity Advisory Board; and manages partnerships pertaining to special initiatives with local, national and international constituents.