“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”
Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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
Graduate School Bound ...
"I've been accepted to Montana Tech's graduate school to pursue a master's degree in geophysical engineering. I have also accepted a full-funded graduate research assistantship to work with the Montana National Guard on developing magnetic techniques to detect unexploded ordinance. My summer internship with Geolex, a company under contract with the Guard, will study acquiring data, performing analysis, and offering interpretation on unexploded ordinance." [ more ]