Randy Esters, Ed.D. / Head Division of LiberalArts - LSU Eunice
Dr. Randall "Randy" Esters, the son of a farm laborer, was raised in rural Louisiana and is keenly aware of the barriers presented by poverty. His father and mother were adamant that education was the only path to economic success. Randy shares his parents' passion for education and believes his charge in life is to make quality education available wherever possible. Randy graduated from McNeese State University with a degree in Biology Education and then earned a Master of Education Degree in Administration and Curriculum Supervision. In addition to his Bachelor's and Master's degrees, he also earned an Education Specialist degree from McNeese. After several years in middle and high school science classrooms, Randy was appointed as an assistant school principal and then, three years later, became a principal. After a successful tenure as a secondary educator, Randy was asked to join the leadership team as the industrial coordinator of a college within the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS). There he specialized in grant writing, workforce training and community relations and began his pursuit of a doctoral degree at Lamar University, a member of the Texas State University System. Randy completed his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership while serving as an assistant dean within the LCTCS. After earning his Doctorate, Randy served as the Dean of Education for Louisiana College, a premier private liberal arts university. Currently Randy is Head Division of Liberal Arts at Louisiana State University - Eunice. As the Divisional Head, he lead faculty and staff in delivering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Education. He is considered an innovator of new programs and approaches for the university. Randy is currently developing programs in several southern US states and a number of international locations. His knowledge and experience with elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities give Randy a rare blend of skills not often found in the world of education.