Elaine Simmons

Associate Vice Chancellor for Records and Enrollment Management
(225) 771-5340

Associate vice chancellor for records and enrollment management, initiated the Law Center registrar's office as operating independently of the Southern University registrar's office in 1986. Since that time, the office has expanded to include records and enrollment duties, recruitment, and admissions. Simmons was registrar and director of enrollment management before being promoted to associate vice chancellor in 2002. Simmons joined the Law Center staff in 1981, serving as assistant catalog librarian until 1985. A native of Rapides Parish, Simmons earned a B.S. from Grambling State University and a M.L.S. from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She received a certificate in enrollment management from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) and has served as a facilitator for the law school registrars' roundtable at the annual meeting. In addition to her participation in AACRAO, Simmons' professional associations include the National Network of Law School Officers, American Association of University Women, Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors, National Association of Female Executives, African Americans in Louisiana Higher Education, National Association of Bench and Bar Spouses, and the Baton Rouge Association of Bench and Bar Spouses. She is a founding member of the Baton Rouge Association of Barristers' Wives and served 10 years as its treasurer. In 1996, Simmons was appointed to serve on the Louisiana Board of Regents Statewide Accountability Working Subcommittee, various Law Center committees, and campus and system committees. Most recently, Simmons has been appointed to serve on the Louisiana Board of Regents Council of Enrollment Management Officers (CEMO). Simmons is also a life member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc