Price, Washington join LSMSA senior administration

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) announces two new leaders in senior administration: Christie Price, Dean of Students, and Randi Washington, Director of the Living Community. Both received their bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern State University (NSU).

Price comes to LSMSA from NSU, where she most recently served as Director of Student Advocacy and Title IX Coordinator and professor of psychology.

“As Dean of Students, my priority will be to ensure that students have the adequate resources and support to be successful at LSMSA,” said Price, who will assume responsibility for discipline, student conduct, 504 plans, Title IX, and advocacy. “I look forward to working with the diverse group of students, faculty, and staff at LSMSA.”

Washington most recently served as NSU’s Director of Accessibility and Disability Support. Her role will entail the management of LSMSA student activities functions, student housing, activities programming, and student organizations.

“As the Director of the Living Community, I will work closely with the Director of Student Support Services and Dean of Students to enhance students’ experience and provide support as they navigate their academic journey at LSMSA,” said Washington.

Price and Washington join existing members of LSMSA’s senior administration team: Executive Director Dr. Steve Horton; Chief of Staff and Director of Administration Dr. John Allen; Director of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Kristi Key; Director of Enrollment Management and Institutional Research Emily Shumate; Director of Support Services Ro Slutsky; and Angela Couvillion, Registrar and Chief Articulation Officer.

“From the exciting new Living Learning Commons to the unprecedented global pandemic, the landscape and climate of LSMSA have changed significantly in the last few years,” said Horton. “We could not be more thrilled to have Ms.Price and Ms. Washington on board to help elevate our students, faculty, and staff while maintaining all the special traditions that make the Louisiana School the state’s premier institution for high schoolers to live, learn, and excel. It’s exciting to have an organizational structure that will accommodate the changing needs of students, faculty, and staff.”