The LSU Shreveport campus is proud to welcome Brent Wallace as the new Executive Director of Continuing Education and Public Service. Wallace will provide both strategic leadership and operational management for the LSUS Division of Continuing Education and Public Service which includes the successful Licensed Practical Nurse Certificate Program, the LSUS Conferences and Institutes division, continuing education programs and the regionally acclaimed Pioneer Heritage Center.
“I am excited to be a part of LSUS. It is abundantly clear that the leadership of the university is committed to growing the continuing education program while strengthening our ties to the community. LSUS has a distinctive value proposition that other firms and institutions simply cannot provide. With strong vision, sound strategies and collaborative efforts, we will be positioned to offer comprehensive education solutions to our community,” said Wallace.
As LSUS’ new Director of Continuing Education, Wallace plans to identify and respond to strategic opportunities to meet regional learning needs through the development and presentation of noncredit, professional development, and workforce training programs. “Mr. Wallace brings a wealth of private sector business expertise to this new position on the LSUS campus. In this role he will be working closely with Chancellor Larry Clark to connect with businesses in our community. A primary responsibility of Mr. Wallace will be to create business focused training courses for firms operating throughout Northwest Louisiana,” said Dr. John S. Vassar, Provost at LSUS.
Wallace has knowledge in working in community relations and educational training and development. He joined the LSUS team on Feb. 15, 2016. He received his Bachelor of Arts in speech communication at Baylor University. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University. Before coming to LSUS, Wallace managed operations as assistant vice president at JPMorgan Chase. During his time there, he worked with a team of paralegals and business analysts, developed operational strategies, and provided leadership and career training for the staff.
Wallace also has experience working in academic settings and in organizational management where he created educational partnerships with businesses in the area and counseled professional in their educational and career ambitions. He also was owner of Academic Achievement where he provided assessments with education administrators and designed and presented workshops to students and faculty.