BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib was selected as the chancellor of Delgado Community College by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors. LCTCS President Monty Sullivan made the recommendation to the board during the April Board Meeting. The recommendation was made after a comprehensive and competitive national search that included on campus interviews and public forums with students, faculty and staff, and community members. Littleton-Steib's appointment is effective July 1, 2019.
"On behalf of the Board of Supervisors, I want to congratulate Dr. Littleton-Steib on her selection as the new chancellor of Delgado Community College," said Tim Hardy, LCTCS board supervisor and chair of the search committee. "We were impressed by the knowledge and experiences of each finalist. After a thorough vetting process, we believe Dr. Littleton-Steib is the perfect fit for the students, the college and the community it serves, and she will continue leading our efforts to deliver world class academic and workforce training."
"This is a tremendous honor to be named the chancellor of the college that gave me my start," said Littleton-Steib. "I am grateful to the members of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors, President Sullivan and the members of the search committee for entrusting Delgado to my care. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly and I offer my absolute commitment to Delgado's future success." She added, "The dedication, talent and commitment of the faculty and staff of Delgado is invaluable and together we will advance the mission and vision of the college. Delgado has a great foundation and is known for educational and workforce development excellence. It is my responsibility to build upon this rich foundation."
LCTCS Board Chairman Stephen Toups added, "The appointment of Dr. Littleton-Steib caps off one of the most comprehensive and talent rich chancellor searches we have conducted during my time on the LCTCS Board. While the decision was not easy, we feel this selection was the right one for the college and the broader college community as we move forward to meeting and exceeding the region's educational and workforce needs."
Dr. Littleton-Steib has served as the Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) since 2016. During her time at BRCC, Littleton-Steib led efforts that have increased student enrollment, improved the college's fiscal health and stability, promoted and improved the BRCC brand as a model of excellence, and increased business and industry partnerships.
Prior to being selected as the Chancellor of BRCC, Dr. Littleton-Steib served in various roles at Delgado Community College. While at Delgado, she served as the Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, Dean of Technical Education, Campus Executive Dean, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and Director of Community and Economic Development. She earned a doctorate in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University in Mississippi and her bachelor's and master's degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana.
About Delgado Community College
Delgado is a world-class educational organization offering academic, workforce training, and comprehensive adult education services. One of the most productive post-secondary institutions in the state, in 2017-18, Delgado had more than 7,000 graduates and served more than 35,000 students in credit, non-credit, and adult education programs. Delgado has seven campuses and sites located in the Greater New Orleans region. Delgado offers over 70-degree, certificate, and certified training programs and a variety of pathways for students interested in participating in the workforce or transferring to a four-year university. Delgado also boasts some of the state's and region's most sought after and respected programs including its Fab Lab, Maritime and Fire Safety, Manufacturing, and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.