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Program Advisors and Staff

Heidie Lindsey

Director, Student Engagement and Leadership

Phone: (337) 482-6272

Dean Lindsey serves as both the Director of OSEL and as Assistant Dean of Students. Ms. Lindsey has 15+ years of experience in working with students in multiple capacities, including event planning, leadership skills training, and organization mentorship.

  • Team/Community Building
  • Membership Recruitment
  • Starting a New Organization
  • Motivating Organization Members
  • Values-Based Leadership
  • Leadership Styles
  • Event Planning
  • Assisting Students in Crisis



Thomas E. Tolley

Administrative Assistant III

Phone: (337) 482-6945

Mr. Tolley completed his Bachelor of Arts degree (Classical Archaeology) at the University of Arizona, and received his Master of Arts degree (with honors) in Anthropology from Syracuse University. He is also currently a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) at Syracuse. Tom has over 14 years of experience working in undergraduate and graduate education, and works with several student groups, including the Anthropology Society and Feed Clothe Serve. Tom is also a member of UL Lafayette's SACSCOC Leadership and QEP committees. Outside of working with students and project management, Tom is an avid music fan, and enjoys teaching and cooking!