The Mission of the Faculty Senate is to serve as a representative voice of the faculty and to provide a means of communication between the faculty and the Chancellor and the Administration staff of LSU Health New Orleans.

President's Message

Welcome to the website of the LSUHSC-New Orleans Faculty Senate.Tekeda F. Ferguson, PhD, MPH

The Faculty Senate is representative body for all of the faculty of the six schools on our campus (i.e., the Schools of Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health) as well as the LSU Health New Orleans library. We are a collective voice of the faculty and provide a forum for communication with the Chancellor and the administration. Senators are elected from each of the Schools’ Faculty Assemblies / Organizations. In this role, Senators represent the views of the faculty in their respective units. Senators also serve as LSUHSC citizens, interacting with and listening to the views of senators across the LSUHSC campuses, and letting their faculty know about the business conducted at Senate meetings, including any decisions and resolutions passed by the Faculty Senate.

The Senate meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month, and these meetings are open to any recognized group within the LSU Health New Orleans community that wishes to present suggestions or raise problems for consideration. We also communicate regularly with the Faculty Assemblies or Organizations within each school and communicate with the Faculty Senates of the other colleges and universities within the State of Louisiana through the Association of Louisiana Faculty Senates (ALFS). Representatives from our Senate attend the monthly meetings held by the Board of Supervisors.

The Senate is committed to upholding the LSUHSC mission in providing education, research, and public service through direct patient care and community outreach. It is my feeling that we serve our mission best through a collaborative effort, capitalizing on the rich diversity of our faculty and range of their expertise in all facets of health care and research. It is my intent to continue leading the Senate as a proactive, informed, and inclusive voice of all of the members of our great faculty in facilitating our administrative colleagues’ vision for the future of our campus.

All faculty concerns are the business of the Senate. While every issue might not be within the purview of the Faculty Senate, I will try to direct you to the correct person or office to obtain resolution. Please familiarize yourself with this website and the faculty handbook, review the work of the Faculty Senate, read the minutes posted from the meetings, and get involved in Senate activities. If you are in need of information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of your Senators or me directly.


Tekeda F. Ferguson, PhD, MPH
Faculty Senate 2021-2022
LSUHSC New Orleans


Monthly Agendas

Faculty Senate Agendas are set only a few days before each meeting, so that they will be as up-to-date as possible. For further information or get an item on the agenda contact the FS Secretary.

October 2021 Agenda

If a Senator is unable to attend a meeting, a proxy should be designated. Please fill out the proxy form and submit to the Senate Secretary. Please refer to the Bylaws for complete rules (Article 1, Section 4, Line 160).



Please check our Events page for previous events.

This page is maintained by the Faculty Senate, to whom all comments should be addressed.
The statements and opinions included in the LSU Health New Orleans Faculty Senate home page are those of the Faculty Senate only.
Any statements and/or opinions included in these pages are not those of Louisiana State University Health New Orleans or the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Last updated: October 2021
Updated by FS Webmaster