Staff | LSU Center for Academic Success

Our Team




Main Office
B-31 Coates
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Shell Tutorial Center
141B LSU Library
Summer Hours:
M-F: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Student Services


Academic Coaching

Supplemental Instruction

CAS Online

Academic Intervention Team

CAS Newsletter


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Melissa Brocato

Assistant Vice President
Executive Director
Center for Academic Success
B-39B Coates Hall



Academic Engagement and Achievement

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Alexandra Garcia, PhD

Assistant Director
B-32A Coates Hall

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Rashad Davis

Assistant Director
B-12 Coates Hall


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Nicole Walker

Sr. College Learning Consultant
B-39E Coates Hall

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Susan Borne

College Math Learning Specialist
B-9 Coates Hall

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Kat Audiffred

College Learning Consultant
B-33 Coates Hall

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Nyles Walker

College Learning Consultant
B-39F Coates Hall

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Rachel Taylor

College Learning Consultant
B-18 Coates Hall

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Dimitre Ramsey

College Learning Consultant
B-7 Coates Hall

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Kristin Reinhardt

College Learning Consultant
B-39D Coates Hall

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Elyse Arnold

College Learning Consultant
B-1C Coates Hall

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Shayla Tran

College Learning Consultant
B-32B Coates Hall

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Julie Garza

College Learning Consultant
B-16 Coates Hall

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Amelia Vidrine

College Learning Consultant
B-1B Coates Hall


Academic Support

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Elizabeth Zhang

Program Manager
141C LSU Library

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Grace Heath

Tutoring Coordinator 
141B LSU Library



Student Learning Experience

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Debbie Layzell

Program Manager
B-31 Coates Hall

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Lisa Volentine

Business Manager
B-28 Coates Hall

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Maisie Hill

Communications Coordinator
B-15 Coates Hall




Emeritus Faculty
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Saundra McGuire, PhD
Director Emerita
B-31 Coates Hall