"The education that I received at Lake Superior State University has opened many doors for me. I have worked with Firefighters and Paramedics for over thirty years as a co-worker, educator, and student. I have been very blessed in my life to have these opportunities. I truly believe that education is the cornerstone of everyone’s career and LSSU provides the best.
My future goals are to become the Director of a Fire Science program and follow in the footsteps of the great educators that I have had the privilege of learning from. This will not be easy, but I believe that these Professors have prepared me to be successful. My achievements will be a direct result of the knowledge that they have bestowed upon me. It will then be my obligation to share this knowledge with others. ”
Keith M. Campbell '07
Fire and hazardous materials response coordinator for the U.S. Navy based in Bahrain
Office of the President
Welcome to Lake Superior State University!
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 Mission Statement
Overlooking the beautiful St. Mary’s River and the world famous Soo Locks, Lake Superior State University is on the grounds of the former U.S. Army Fort Brady. In the fall of 1946, the fort was transformed into LSSU to serve returning World War II veterans and it has been helping students achieve their educational goals ever since.
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.
LSSU offers a full spectrum of majors, including many areas of professional study. All are grounded in a liberal education experience designed to teach critical thinking and analytical skills, communication skills, an understanding of math, science, and technology, and an appreciation for the human experience and the arts. These skills are the foundation for all majors and the basis for becoming an educated person. Regardless of a student’s major, all of them have the opportunity to leave Lake State as well-educated and skilled graduates ready to start their careers, go on for advanced degrees, and to continue along their path of lifelong learning. Our faculty and staff take great pride in experiential learning opportunities and engage our students in their fields of study, professions, and expertise.
Students at LSSU will find their experiences and studies to be both challenging and rewarding. We challenge them to become involved in all that LSSU has to offer both in and out of the classroom, and to take advantage of the many student activities, clubs, athletics, lectures, and performances on campus. Students and visitors alike will also want to explore the region, as our university is situated in one of the most picturesque locations of the upper Great Lakes and Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and just across the river from all that northern Ontario has to offer, too.
We want to see our students succeed, achieve, and develop an excitement and passion for learning and for the university. We’re redefining the classroom to make that happen. Come see for yourself! A campus tour is the best way to determine if LSSU is the right place for you. We’re confident that once you’re here, you won’t want to leave.
Lake Superior State University
Contact the President
Thomas Pleger, Ph.D. Office: ADM 203 Phone: (906) 635-2202 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
The President's office is located in room 203 of the Administration Building. This is building No. 1 on the Campus
President Thomas Pleger and Board of Trustee Chair, Patrick Egan
LSSU Core Values
Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Teaching is our first priority and focuses on providing student/faculty interaction, learning, and research in current, relevant programs.
Students have a wide range of opportunities to grow academically, professionally, culturally and socially. Opportunities are provided via work-study assignments, student organizations, internships, community outreach and leadership.
Students experience a campus community environment which is inclusive and welcoming.
Ethics and Values
The University promotes an environment which values honesty, openness, and courteous behavior where everyone is treated with respect.
LSSU provides a framework in which to leave the university and region financially and environmentally sound for future generations of LSSU students, alumni, and friends.
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.
- LSSU Vision Statement
Robotics and Computer Science
"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."