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LaKeitha Poole Season 2020-21

Director, Student-athlete Mental Health
New Orleans, La.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Alma Mater: Florida State
Graduating Year: 2009
Experience: 3 Years

Dr. LaKeitha Poole is in her fourth season as LSU’s Director of Student-Athlete Mental Health. She has played numerous roles on campus before moving over to the Athletics Department in 2016.

Poole spent six years in LSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs serving as an assistant director and as the coordinator of the LSU African American Cultural Center. As the assistant director, she was responsible for creating and managing the mental health services of the department.

In addition to her current role at LSU, Poole serves as an adjunct instructor in the College of Human Sciences and Education, is a board member for the Baranko-Clark YMCA in Old South Baton Rouge, and owns a private practice, Small Talk Counseling & Consulting. Her private practice allows her to have a broad range of clinical experiences ranging from student-athletes to working professionals, couples and families.

A 2009 graduate of Florida State, Poole was honored as a 2018 Notable ‘Nole, an award that recognizes FSU alumni ages 35 or younger for their significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater. She earned her master’s degree in Community Counseling/Clinical Mental Health from LSU and her doctoral degree in Counselor Education & Supervision from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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