As the chief academic officer for the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs oversees the operations of three major areas - Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Research. Joseph M. Moerschbaecher, III, PhD, serves as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs reporting directly to the Chancellor. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Multicultural Affairs reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Academic units reporting to the Vice Chancellor include the Division of Libraries (the John Isché Library and the Dental School Library), the International Services Office, the Office of Planning and Institutional Research, and the Office of Health Care Systems. The Vice Chancellor also oversees program and curriculum changes; insures LSUHSC-NO's compliance with pertinent Louisiana and federal laws, LSU System Bylaws and Regulations, Chancellor's Memoranda and regional accreditation standards; and publishes the Faculty Handbook.
Research related units under Academic Affairs include the Office of Research Services (Grants and Contracts, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Review Board), the Division of Animal Care, and the Office of Technology Management.
Student Affairs units include the Office of the Registrar, the Student Financial Aid Office, Student Health, and the Campus Assistance Program.