About Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Louisiana State University in Shreveport (LSUS) is a branch of the Louisiana State University System in Shreveport, Louisiana. Opened in 1967, LSUS is located in southeast Shreveport on a campus of 4200 students.
LSUS grants undergraduate and graduate degrees at the masters and specialist degree levels. It is the only public four-year university in the Shreveport metro area. The school includes the Colleges of Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Education and Human Development.
The school is a commuter school with no on-campus dormitories. The university does, however, have its own housing in the form of apartments located at the northwestern edge of the campus.
LSUS offers many night courses, catering to its non-traditional student population for which it is known. According to the LSUS website, the university boasts a low student-teacher ratio of 19:1 and over 80% of the professors have doctoral degrees. The school has nationally-ranked NAIA teams and offers more than 40 other extra-curricular programs. Lloyd E. Lenard (1922-2008), a Shreveport businessman, Caddo Parish commissioner, and author, taught finance and insurance at LSUS on an adjunct basis.
LSUS political science professor Jeffrey D. Sadow is a widely-known political blogger, journalist, and satirist. The late Hubert D. Humphreys, a charter member of the LSUS faculty, was a specialist in oral history.
LSUS operates Red River Radio, a public radio network based in Shreveport.