About Terrace Council Chair

Dr. LeNoir Messer has served as an Educator and University Administrator in positions ranging from The Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University, NY to the Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management at Wilberforce University, OH. Prior to joining Louisiana State University as the new Associate Vice Provost, Dr. LeNoir Messer was a senior member of the development team at the University of Pennsylvania, PA., where she led the University’s efforts with parent outreach and development. In addition to her administrative history within Higher Education, she is a published author, researcher, lecturer and national presenter on issues impacting student success, access and retention in college; African American male student athletes in college, and issues of access and levels of participation by American students in international education.  She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Union College, NY; a master's degree in counseling and student personnel administration from Columbia University, NY; a doctorate of education, from Columbia University, NY and completed research and study in London, England, Athens, Greece and Rome, Italy. A member of several national and international boards and professional organizations, Dr. LeNoir Messer has been recognized by The Consortium of Doctors, The Urban League, The Educational Policy Institute, The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, The National Diversity Council and the US Office of Minority Health. Dr. LeNoir Messer is married to Quentin Messer Jr. Esq. and they are blessed to be the parents of Quentin III and Alexandria Sloane.