About The Chancellor
David P. Manuel
A native of Louisiana, David P. Manuel earned degrees in economics from Nicholls State University and the Ph.D. from University of Mississippi; for thirty-seven years has served in several positions in higher education. He served for eight years (2000-2008) as Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, TX and ten years before that, served as dean of the School of Business and Administration (now the Bill Greehey School of Business). Dr. Manuel began his academic career as a faculty member in the College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and served as dean of that College from 1986-1990. On March 31, 2008 Dr Manuel was named as the ninth Chancellor of Louisiana State University at Alexandria, LA.
Chancellor Manuel has served in several national and regional leadership roles including president of the Southern Business Administration Association in 1995-1996 and as co-chair Leadership San Antonio in 1993-1994. For six years he served as a trustee, and, subsequently as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of Texas Public Radio. For many years he worked closely with the AACSB, the peer accrediting agency for university business schools and in 2001-2003 he chaired Candidacy Committee. Most recently he was a member of the Supervisory (Audit) Committee of the San Antonio Federal Credit Union, the 30th largest credit union in the United States with assets of $2.6 billion. He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Management and Leadership in Higher Education Program. Chancellor Manuel is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges and serves on the President’s Council of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Chancellor Manuel has been active in several international educational initiatives in South America, Mexico, and Europe. Keeping with his long term interest in internationalization, he was invited to serve as one of 50 chief academic officers on the American Council of Education’s Chief Academic Officer Internationalization Forum in 2005-2007.
Chancellor Manuel’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of international business, corporate strategy, business ethics, international economics, and energy economics. His research has appeared in several journals, including Growth and Change, The Natural Resources Journal, The Journal of Energy and Development, and The Review of Regional Studies.