ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS 

   

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs serves the School of Allied Health Professions as the primary contacts for prospective, incoming, and current Allied Health students and alumni. 

SERVICES WE PROVIDE

  • Maintain Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation for the School of Allied Health Professions. 
  • Assist students in successful admission, progression, and graduation from the School.
  • Develop academic policies and provides student learning resources related to time management, study, and active learning strategies.
  • Assist students in being well-informed as to their rights and School regulations.
  • Support students with disabilities to provide reasonable academic accommodations. 
  • Aid each department in recruiting qualified students committed to professional education.
  • Provide orientation and ongoing assistance regarding the procurement of financial aid, medical, and academic/counseling services.
  • Advise student organizations to ensure a mission-
  • Serve as a liaison among our administration, faculty, staff, and the student body.
  • Connect with alumni to strengthen connections and encourage involvement with the School.

Student Disability Services

LSU Health Shreveport seeks to comply with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by providing reasonable accommodations to students with documented disabilities. The Office of Academic Affairs works with students with disabilities and faculty to provide reasonable accommodations. Student Accommodations Request Process

Student Success and Retention

The School of Allied Health Professions has a Learning Specialist devoted to helping students with time management, study, and active learning strategies. The Learning Specialist collaborates with students one-on-one to discuss their individualized needs. Appointments are typically 60 minutes and are offered in-person and virtually.   Learn about Student Success services

   

Meet Our Team

Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT, PT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC

Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT, PT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, FAARC

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for School of Allied Health Professions, Clinical Associate Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science
Madeline Barclay, MPH

Madeline Barclay, MPH

Director of Admissions for School of Allied Health Professions, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Health
Jennifer Ellis Smith, MBA, MEd

Jennifer Ellis Smith, MBA, MEd

Director of Student Success and Retention, Instructor

CONTACT ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

To obtain additional information, brochures, or applications for any of our programs, please contact:

School of Allied Health Professions, Office of Academic & Student Affairs
LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
P.O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932