CENLA Campus

Executive Director 2019-07-17T14:57:37+00:00
ResizedImage158230-Jason-ParksWelcome from the Executive Director

Thank you for visiting our website and hope that we will meet very soon. Northwestern State University in Alexandria serves as a post-secondary education partner to the Central Louisiana community, offering degree programs that are vital to the educational and workforce needs of the area. Our student population is varied with most students entering with some existing college course credits. The program diversity and regional locations of the many NSU campuses afford students convenience and opportunity in selecting a degree. If you decide to stay in Alexandria and major in any of the degree programs offered at the NSU CENLA Campus, all degree requirements are on site or offered through NSU’s expansive online or compressed video delivery system.

CENLA faculty and staff are committed to academic quality and integrity and strive to better serve you with responsiveness in the delivery of undergraduate and graduate courses. We understand that many of our students are juggling work, parenting and heavy course loads. Most Alexandria classes are offered in a 1-day a week “2 hr. 50 min.” format, day or evening, and allow students flexibility with work and home schedules. CENLA students have access to computers, library resources, and registration services including academic advisors.

If you’re considering a university close to home, check out the NSU CENLA Campus. We want you to be successful and provide academic guidance, student support and extended hours of operation. We’re here to help with your educational and career goals.


Jason Parks
Executive Director
CENLA Campuses

Position Description and Duties of the Executive Director

The Executive Director of the NSU CENLA Campus is the principal administrator of the Central Louisiana campus and is responsible for the fiscal, operational and procedural policies of the University as it relates to campus programs and services. It is the Executive Director’s responsibility to plan, market, manage, and evaluate the academic offerings provided by Northwestern State University (NSU) in Alexandria. The Executive Director functions under the supervision of the Vice President for Technology, Innovation, and Economic Development (VPTIED) and oversees campus services including enrollment management, instructional support, staff hiring and supervision, faculty management, student and technology services. The varied academic offerings and student services offered through an off-campus site requires close working relationships with Deans, Department Heads, and University faculty and staff. The Executive Director serves on the Academic and Student Affairs Committee, Registration Committee as well as other committees or projects assigned by the VPASA.

The NSU CENLA Campus is located at England International Airpark in Alexandria.  The Executive Director serves on the Instructional Advisory Board representing the University in academic and student matters and works directly with the Interim Dean and other Administrative staff of the NSU CENLA Campus in recruiting, course scheduling, enrollment reports, student surveys and support services. The Executive Director represents the University at community events, area recruiting and alumni functions and forges linkages with local governmental agencies including business and industry.