Meet Our Team

Matt Lee

Dr. Matt Lee

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost

Matt Lee currently serves as the interim executive vice president & provost at LSU. In this capacity, he serves as the chief academic officer and the chief operating officer of the institution. He provides executive oversight for all aspects of instruction, research, recruitment and student affairs, working closely with deans, vice presidents, faculty and staff leadership. His administrative motto is “Excellence through Innovation," and he ardently supports the "Scholarship First" initiative established by LSU President Tate. Prior to this appointment, Lee served as the vice provost for academic programs and support services (2015-2021) and as associate vice president for research and economic development (2010-2015). A sociologist by training, his scholarly work has been centered in criminology, public health and community resilience.




Dr. Jane W. Cassidy

Senior Vice Provost (Currently on special assignment as Interim Vice President for Civil Rights & Title IX)
Roy and Margaret Gianelloni Professor of Music Education

Dr. Jane Cassidy is the Roy and Margaret Gianelloni Professor of Music Education at Louisiana State University and is currently serving as Senior Vice Provost. She also serves as the university's accreditation liaison for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she continues to teach classes in music education, supervise graduate research, and maintain an active research portfolio.

Units that Report to the Senior Vice Provost


Jacqueline Bach

Dr. Jacqueline Bach   

Acting Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Support Services

Jacqueline Bach serves as the acting vice provost for academic programs and support services and has executive oversight for numerous nationally recognized student support programs and centers, and fosters substantial growth in various innovative academic pathways.

Sibel Bargu Ates

Dr. Sibel Bargu Ates

Provost's Fellow
Associate Dean in the College of the Coast & Environment 

Sibel Bargu Ates serves as the Executive Vice President & Provost’s representative on the Administrative Process Improvement Committee, the Benefits Oversight Committee, the Campus Planning Oversight Committee, the Committee on Naming University Facilities, the Executive Oversight Committee for University Operations and Services Assessment, and the Faculty Senate Benefits Committee. In addition, she serves as ex-officio on the University Budget Committee and collaborates with the Office of Facility & Property oversight on overall space allocation and planning.

Jason Hicks

Dr. Jason Hicks

Provost's Fellow
Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Jason Hicks serves as the principal resource for interpretation and application of all academic personnel policies for the Executive Vice President & Provost. His responsibilities include travel and expenditure approvals, as well as faculty hiring and credentialing. In addition, he serves as the SEC ALDP Liaison for LSU.

 Administrative Team


Anna C. Bartel
Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Support Services

Mallory Danzy

Mallory Danzy
Program Manager


Emily Hatfield
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost


Erica Hawthorne
Communications Specialist

Ryan Landry

Ryan Landry
Assistant Vice Provost

 Graduate Assistants

MargaretMargaret Vienne Finch
PhD student in Educational Leadership and Research: Higher Education Administration
College of Education

Student Employees

Caroline Ammons

Caroline Ammons
Sports Marketing
College of Business

Gracie Jackson

Gracie Jackson
Vocal Performance
College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Jennifer CookJennifer Cook
English and Political Science
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Sayer SauviacSayer Sauviac
Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering