LSU-S gets new chancellor

LSU has named North Carolina educator Lawrence “Larry” Clark as chancellor of LSU-Shreveport, nearly two years after former Chancellor Vincent Marsala announced his retirement.

Clark serves as dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. He previously worked as a dean at LSU-S.

According to a news release, Clark has a juris doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, bachelor of arts in economics/business administration from Knox College, in Illinois, and master of law in taxation from the DePaul University School of Law, also in Chicago.

He is expected to take over at LSU-S on July 1, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

“We look forward to working with him in serving the educational and economic development needs of North Louisiana,” LSU President F. King Alexander said in a prepared statement.

Alexander also thanked Paul Sisson for serving as interim chancellor following Marsala’s retirement.

“(Sisson’s) dedication and hard work has not gone unnoticed, and we will always be grateful for his commitment to this university,” Alexander said.

Clark said he feels privileged to return to LSU-S.

“I know and respect the LSU-S mission, culture and journey — and that of the region,” he said in a prepared statement. “I am eager to begin building strong, innovative teams to grow the university and to more effectively serve both students and the communities of northwest Louisiana.