Meet the Office of Student Services

236 Peabody Hall  |  |  225-578-2331

Name and Title A Letter to Students

Lisa NewmanLisa Breeden Newman, MA LPC-S
Assistant Dean

Ever since I graduated from high school in Avoyelles Parish, I dreamed of becoming a counselor to help children have someone in whom to confide; and wanted to begin this dream at LSU. I received my BA in Psychology in 1982 and MA in Community Counseling in 1987 from LSU. I started my career at LSU and have remained here since graduating with my Master’s degree.

In conjunction with the administrative duties of my position, I provide academic, career, and personal counseling to all students in the college. My primary responsibilities include the determination of graduation and student teaching eligibility and coordination of the appeals committee for the college.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor of Counselor Interns in the state of Louisiana. I am also a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA) and the Louisiana College Counseling Association (LCCA) and have held the office of President for both organizations because of my strong commitment to professional growth and service.

I am an avid reader and enjoy going to libraries, bookstores, and garage sales. I also love to help my husband with gardening and maintaining our numerous outdoor plants. My husband and I have five children between the two of us and ten grandchildren who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Virginia.

Best wishes,

Hannah Dugas HeadshotHannah Dugas

My name is Hannah Dugas and I am a counselor here at HSE Office of Student Services!  I was born and raised in Louisiana, and I attended LSU both for my undergraduate degree in English, and my Master's degree in Counseling, which I received in Spring of 2020. I have worked in both the K-12 and Higher Education settings, and I am currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Louisiana. I began working here at HSE in October 2021, and I work with students of all majors in our college. I love getting to know all of you, connecting you to resources on campus, and working with you to create a plan that will make you successful in your time here at LSU. My goal is for all of our HSE students to have the opportunity to make the most of your time at our campus, while becoming prepared for the next steps in your journey. I look forward to helping you!

Geaux Tigers!

Ryan HarbRyan Harb

My name is Ryan Harb, and it is my pleasure to be one of your advisors in the College of Human Sciences & Education! I was born and raised in Louisiana and have been a diehard Tiger fan my whole life. I finished my undergraduate career at LSU in the Spring of 2017 with a BS in Kinesiology and have worked for LSU ever since then. I am currently pursuing a Leadership and Human Resource Development Masters to further my education here at LSU. While being in my undergrad I was involved in many different areas of campus including Residential Life as an RA, our Pre-PA club, as well as being part of our own CHSE Ambassadors. I look forward to working with you in any way that I can as your advisor and making the college process as seamless as it can be! Have a great time and make this college experience your very own! Geaux Tigers! Ryan

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Administration Program Specialist


Kaitlyn Lattimer HeadshotKaitlyn Lattimer, LMSW

Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Lattimer, and I am so grateful to be able to work as one of your advisors within the School of Social Work. I received my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science and my Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. Despite my love for my alma mater, I always dreamed of returning to Louisiana, the place I consider my home. I have two golden retrievers and love to go on walks and watch anime in my spare time. As a graduate of both HDFS and Social Work, I look forward to supporting you in these two wonderful majors. Most importantly, I hope to offer a safe space for dialogue as you develop philosophies of what a meaningful life or career looks like to you. I can't wait to meet you! Remember, you are far too great to be the only thing standing in your way...

Geaux Tigers!

Haley ShowsHaley Shows

Hi my name is Haley Shows and I am the Recruiter for CHSE, as well as serving the Advisor and Associate Rector of Cypress Hall. I was born and raised in West Monroe, Louisiana and I loved growing up in the South! I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Mental Health and School Counseling. My role in CHSE is to help you select the best major for you and your future goals, while also helping you transition from high school life to life here at LSU. LSU and CHSE offers so many unique experiences that I can't wait to share with you! When I am not working for LSU, I am often found cheering for them! GEAUX TIGERS!

Remember, the best is yet to come...

Rachel WheelerRachel Wheeler

My name is Rachel Wheeler, and it is my pleasure to be serving as an academic counselor. I was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. I received my undergrad in Mass Communication from Shorter University in Rome, GA. I then went on to receive my Master's of Management with a concentration in Human Sciences and non-profit management at Shorter University. I am excited to be a part of such a compelling and growing institution. I am truly passionate about higher education and look forward to serving this LSU community.

Geaux Tigers!

Mary WrightMary K. Wright, MA, PLPC Counselor

My name is Mary K. Wright, and I am grateful to be one of your counselors in the School of Social Work. LSU is a place very familiar to me as I grew up here in Baton Rouge. I graduated from LSU with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies. I received my Master of Art for Counseling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. As a Baton Rouge native, and an alum of LSU, I love this city and university. My time here was full of good memories inside the classroom and outside the classroom. I hope to serve you well as your academic counselor and am honored to come alongside you during your time here at LSU. The college years can be full of celebration and stress, and I hope to be a positive resource for you. Geaux Tigers!

All the best,