MISSION: Our mission is to build philanthropy, advocacy and support for educational excellence at LSUA.

VISION: Our Vision is to advance LSUA to be a nationally recognized University for lifelong student success.


In 1980 The Louisiana State University at Alexandria Lay Advisory Committee was established. The Lay Advisory Committee evolved into The LSUA Foundation for Education in December of 1991. Members of the Board of Directors included:
Mr. Robert Bolton Mr. Scott Brame Dr. Jack Cappel
Mrs. Frances B. Davis Dr. Frank Fitzgerald Mr. Rene Goux
Mrs. Joy Hodges Mr. Wade Jones Mr. Gustave Kaplan
Mrs. Mary Jo Mansour Mrs. Ethma Odum Mr. Roy O. Martin, Jr.

On July 21, 1992, The Louisiana State University at Alexandria Foundation was then organized and The Articles of Incorporation were recorded in the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office on July 30, 1992.Charter members in 1992 included:
Mr. Thomas Antoon Mr. Robert Bolton Mr. Scott Brame
Mrs. Frances B. Davis Dr. Frank Fitzgerald Mr. Rene Goux
Mrs. Joy Hodges Mr. Wade Jones Mr. Gustave Kaplan
Mr. Lucien Laborde Mrs. Ethma Odum Mrs. Mary Jo Mansour
Mr. Roy O. Martin, Jr. Mr. Lynn Truelove Mr. & Mrs. Howard Mulder

Important Dates to remember:
1993 – The Foundation Board embarks on the Educational Challenge Fund, the Foundation’s first fund-raising effort.

1999 – The LSUA Child Care Center is established.

2003 – The Foundation establishes the Alumni and Friends Association.

2006 - The Foundation acquires the Alexandria Museum of Art.

2007 – The Oaks is opened.  This LSUA housing is a project of the LSUA Foundation.

2010 - The LSUA Foundation held its first Gala to raise funds for scholarships and other initiatives.

2013 - LSUA Foundation receives its largest gift ever - $6.2 million – thanks to the Mulder Charitable Trust.  The gift is being used to benefit the students of LSUA in addition to providing resources for the faculty and staff.

2013 – The LSUA Foundation funded LSUA’s rebranding, marketing, logo and color changes.
2014 - The LSUA Foundation:
-   Funded the update of the Campus Master Plan.
-   Funded the Call Center to assist with recruitment.
-   Refurbished and established The Foundation Office/Alumni Office.

2014 – With the addition of five NAIA athletic teams and the expansion of the athletic department, the LSUA Foundation welcomed the Generals Athletic Association as the non-profit association vested in fundraising for the athletic department.

2014 – The LSUA Foundation receives a total of $3,081,000 from the John and Anne McCann Estate.  These funds are being used for scholarships as well as providing resources to university faculty and staff.

2015 - 2017 – The Foundation funded multiple initiatives for LSUA including but not limited to: 
-  ICON Corner
-  Coughlin Hall Auditorium renovation
-  â€‹Continued Marketing Initiatives 

2017 – The LSUA Foundation Board of Directors, working with LSUA leadership, creates a 3-5 Year Strategic Plan and moves forward with very specific goals to raise money and awareness to fund initiatives that enhance LSUA.  The Foundation also established its own website, www.lsuafoundation.org.

2019 – LSUA Foundation launches its largest capital campaign to date- FIERCE FOR LSUA to fund the Student Success Center.

2022 – LSUA Foundation celebrates the 30th Anniversary, launches the Legacy Oak Program and has an operational restructure. 

2023 – Martin Family Student Success Center Groundbreaking held (Fierce for LSUA).  Capital campaign for the LSUA Health Education Campus began and ended in spring/summer. 

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