Administration

Lamar University's administration heads and departments are here to answer any questions you may have. Allow them to assist you by contacting the appropriate department listed below.

Executive Administration

President
Dr. Kenneth Evans (Biography)
P.O. Box 10001
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8405

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. James Marquart (Biography)
P.O. Box 10002
409.880.8398

Vice Provost for Digital Learning
Dr. Brenda Nichols
P.O. Box 10002
409.880.7087

Acting Associate Provost
Dr. Joe Nordgren
P.O. Box 10002
409.880.8400

Vice President for Finance and Operations
Craig Ness
P.O. Box 10003
409.880.8395

Vice President for Student Engagement
Dr. Vicki McNeil
P.O. Box 10054
409.880.8458

Vice President for University Advancement
Juan Zabala
P.O. Box 10021
409.880.8419

Vice President for Information Technology
Dr. Priscilla Parsons
P.O. Box 10020
409.880.8489

Vice President for Global Diversity, Inclusion and Intercultural Affairs
Dr. John Bello-Ogunu, Sr.
P.O. Box 10137
409.880.7169

Athletic Director
Marco Born 
P.O. Box 10066
409.880.2248

Executive Director of the LU Foundation for Relations and Strategic Partnerships
Frank Newton 
P.O. Box 10011
409.880.8424

Chief of Staff
Dean Terrebonne  
P.O. Box 10001
409.880.2374

Interim Vice President for Management Information Systems and Analytics and Dean of the Mary and John Gray Library
Arne Almquist  
P.O. Box 10011
409.880.8118

Administrative Departments

Facilities Management
David Martin
Associate Vice President
P.O. Box 10016
409.880.8471

Financial Services - Finance and Operations
Jamie Larson
Associate Vice President
P.O. Box 10003
409.880.7126

Human Resources
Catherine Benson
Associate Vice President
P.O. Box 11127
409.880.8375

Administrative Services - Finance and Operations
Diane Drawhorn

Assistant Vice President
P.O. Box 10003
409.880.7249

Planning & Construction
Katherine Miller
Assistant Vice President
P.O. Box 10112
409.880.8641

Office of Planning and Assessment
Dr. Theresa Hefner-Babb
Executive Director/SACSCOC Liaison
P.O. Box 10302
409.880.1843

Marketing Communications
Kate Downing
Director and Special Assistant to the President
P.O. Box 10116
409.880.7395

Interim Associate Provost for Research and Sponsored Programs
Srinivas Palanki 
P.O. Box 10119
409.880.7848


Community Relations
Norman Bellard
Special Assistant to the President
P.O. Box 10066
409.880.7721

Enrollment Management
Dr. Katrina Brent
Assistant Provost
P.O. Box 10042
409.880.7797

LU Police Department
Hector Flores
Chief
P.O. Box 10013
409.880.8307