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LSUS Student in California Passes Away after Testing Positive for COVID-19

March 27, 2020


SHREVEPORT, LA- The LSUS Office of the Provost announced today that an LSUS student passed away in Southern California last week after testing positive for COVID-19. The student, whose name is being withheld, was enrolled in the university's online MBA program. 

"We are truly saddened by the loss of one of our students and wish his loved ones the best in this difficult time," said LSUS Provost Dr. Helen Taylor. "Whether a student is here with us in Louisiana or enrolled in one of our online programs, we still consider them a part of the LSUS family. This is a grim reminder that COVID-19 affects us all."

In addition to its brick and mortar campus in Shreveport, Louisiana, the university currently has students enrolled from every state and many countries around the world in its online programs. The university's counseling center has set up remote counseling sessions for students having difficulty coping with this crisis. Appointments may be booked by emailing  


Founded in 1967, Louisiana State University Shreveport offers a wide array of nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral degree. The university's mission is to educate a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students; engage in regional and global thought leadership through community collaboration and service, and innovate to enhance the application of knowledge and intellectual discovery through faculty and student research and creative endeavors. 

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