Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture
Former Michigan Senator
Businessman, The Irwin Group
LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91
Office of the President
LSSU is known for its distinctive programs that provide a great deal of hands-on experience and research opportunities for undergraduates that are not often found at other schools. Our students work side-by-side with faculty who are dedicated to teaching, passionate about their fields of study, and genuinely care about the welfare of their students, all of whom they know by name. An LSSU education can open doors and create opportunities for the rest of your life. We are focused on student success and dedicated to supporting a community of learning and discovery.
- Thomas Pleger Ph.D.
LSSU Mission Statement
Our mission at Lake Superior State University is to help students develop their full potential. We launch students on paths to rewarding careers and productive, satisfying lives. We serve the regional, state, national and global communities by contributing to the growth, dissemination, and application of knowledge.
LSSU Vision Statement
Our programs grow and evolve in ways that keep our graduates at the cutting edge of technological and societal advances. As such, we will be viewed by our constituents as:
The preferred regional choice for students who seek a quality education which provides a competitive edge in an evolving job market.
An institution where relevant concepts are taught by quality faculty, and are paired with practical real-world experience to provide a well-rounded education.
An institution which capitalizes on its location to instill graduates with an understanding of environmental issues and an overarching desire to be responsible stewards of the environment.
A University that is highly student centered and empowers all students to realize their highest individual potential.
Approved by the Board of Trustees, November 11, 2011
Fisheries and Wildlife Mgmt...
Fisheries and Wildlife
"The opportunity at LSSU to do research is amazing. This past summer I motored through coves and islands with Prof. Garvon surveying water birds for the affects of pollution. I spent the other part of my summer on the shore of Lake Superior monitoring nests of the endangered Piping Plover."