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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, M.A., ABD

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 15 years of experience working with undergraduate and graduate students. Tom is also a member of UL Lafayette's SACSCOC Leadership (accreditation) and QEP (Advance) committees.

  • Event planning and project management (conceptualization to completion)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Leadership development and best practices
  • Team building
  • Mentoring and advising
  • Student experience enhancement
  • Safe/respectful environment creation
  • Administrative and purchasing management/support