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


Mary Boone Treuting, Ph.D.


Mary Boone Treuting, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at LSUA and Director of the Center for Academic Success and Mulder Center for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Treuting earned her BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Psychology from LSU Baton Rouge.  She was a past winner of the Bolton Award for Teaching Excellence and was named the 2010 Executive of the Year in Central Louisiana by the La Pine Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Dr. Treuting is a licensed psychologist in the state of Louisiana. She has held two Endowed Professorships and has been a member of the LSUA faculty for 20+ years. 

Ethan Lipsey, M.A.

Assistant Director for New Student Programs

A proud alumnus of LSU Alexandria (B.S. Psychology, '14) and LSU (M.A. Higher Education Administration, '17), Ethan coordinates the activities of the CAS, new 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