Petra Robinson Named Director for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development at LSU
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
The College of Human Sciences & Education at Lousiana State University recently announced personnel updates that further the goals and strategic growth of the college.
“These positions are the realization of the strategic priorities I developed as dean of the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education,” said Dean Roland Mitchell. “As a college, we are committed to expanding our leadership role in developing and delivering new online programs, proactively recruiting and serving a more diverse faculty and student population, and focusing on training and develop to retain the best faculty and staff in the nation and the world.”
Among the changes, Petra Robinson has been named Director for Faculty Affairs & Professional Development. Robinson is an associate professor in the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development.
“Per our mission, the College of Human Sciences & Education continues to educate students who are dedicated to improving quality of human life across the lifespan. A critical element in fulfilling that mission is to recruit and retain a highly qualified, talented, and diverse population of faculty and staff,” said Mitchell. “As dean, it is a top priority to provide support in the areas of faculty recruitment, retention, success and governance.”
In this new role for the college, Robinson will assist with faculty recruitment, reviewing position descriptions to be used in the search process, monitor strategic faculty recruitment goals and targets, collaborate to prepare information packets regarding promotion and tenure, and work with college leadership to identify their strategic faculty recruitment. She will also oversee and implement the new faculty success program. Robinson will provide leadership for designing, implementing, and assessing staff development.
Dr. Robinson is serving as the Conference Chair for the 2020 AAACE Annual Conference.
(Click here to read full press release from LSU College of Human Sciences and Education)