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Dr. Douglas Bible named LSUS Interim Dean of the College of Business, Education and Human Development

June 18, 2013


LSU Shreveport is pleased to announce that Dr. Douglas Bible has just been named Interim Dean of the College of Business, Education, and Human Development. In his Interim Dean position, Dr. Bible will serve as academic leader for the college. His responsibilities include serving as a member of the Vice Chancellor's academic leadership team, coordinating the work of faculty and chairs with the Office of Academic Affairs, assisting students in completing their educational goals, promoting accomplishments of the college, overseeing the curriculum development and programs of the departments, and assisting in the hiring of new faculty.

"Dr. Bible has served LSU Shreveport with distinction for many years. His leadership experience will be invaluable to the College of Business, Education, and Human Development during this important time of transition," Interim Provost, Dr. John Vassar said.

With a Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Dr. Bible has been teaching at LSUS since 1985 with expertise in areas such as Real Estate and Urban Analysis with concentrations in Appraisal, Finance, and Investments. Dr. Bible expressed his goals in his new positions by saying he wishes to, "promote the growth of new programs in all of Professional Schools, especially at the graduate level, and continue to increase availability of online courses and degrees, as well as increase cooperative educational efforts with the LSU Baton Rouge Campus."

Previous Dean of the College of Business, Education, and Human Development, Dave Gustavson, recently retired after serving for 39 years at LSUS. While Dr. Bible is serving as the Interim Dean of the college, a search committee for the new permanent Dean began its work during the Spring semester with Dean Larry Anderson as its chair.

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is a public university proudly serving the Shreveport-Bossier educational community with 26 undergraduate degree programs and 13 master's degree programs, and over 70 student organizations. LSUS is a member of the LSU System, and provides a number of centers and institutes that serve as valuable economic development and educational resources to the community, as well as to our students. To find out more about LSUS, call 318-797-5000, or visit

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