Welcome to the Center for Academic Success!


LSUA's Center for Academic Success seeks to promote self-efficacy and lifelong learning by empowering individuals with transformational strategies, practical resources, and engaging workshops that foster critical thinking and metacognitive development in order to advance student success in academics and campus involvement.1

The Center for Academic Success serves at the academic home to The LSUA Experience, the university's first year experience program and courses-- LSUA 1001, 3001/4001.

About Us


Ethan Lipsey, M.A.

Director of First Year Experience & Orientation

A proud alumnus of LSU Alexandria (B.S. Psychology, '14) and LSU (M.A. Higher Education Administration, '17), Ethan directs LSUA's First Year Experience program, New & Transfer Student Orientation, Parent & Family Programs, International Student Orientation, and LSUA's Student Ambassadors. He also serves on several campus and community committees. "Prior to graduation, I found my niche in higher education through an internship in the Chancellor's office. I saw a different side of Higher Ed and knew this was the direction I wanted my career to go. Working in academic and student affairs allows me to not only be that initial point of contact for new students, but to work with these same students until they walk the stage at graduation." 

Stop by and visit with Ethan if you have any questions, concerns, or just to say hello.
1 Mission statement adopted from Louisiana State University, Center for Academic Success, 2014