President's Biography

Dr. Paul Carlsen became LTC President on July 1, 2017. Previous to joining LTC, Dr. Carlsen provided direct leadership for workforce development, academics, WorkReady U (Louisiana’s adult education provider network), enrollment management, student affairs, financial aid, online learning, policy development, and institutional research in support of LCTCS colleges. In addition, he taught American Government as an adjunct instructor at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana. 

Prior to working in higher education, Carlsen served as a statistical and research analyst with the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and as the chief workforce economist for Louisiana Economic Development (LED) FastStart.  He earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Georgia, a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado.

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