On Monday, July 1, Delgado Community College welcomed a new chancellor, Larissa Littleton-Steib, Ph.D.
Littleton-Steib, who previously had been chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College, was selected for the Delgado position in April by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors. The board made its selection after a comprehensive and competitive national search that included on-campus interviews and public forums with students, faculty and staff, and community members.
“This is a tremendous honor to be the chancellor of the college that gave me my start,” said Littleton-Steib. ”I am grateful to the members of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors, LCTCS President Monty Sullivan and the members of the search committee for entrusting Delgado to my care. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly and I offer my absolute commitment to Delgado’s future success.” She added, “The dedication, talent and commitment of the faculty and staff of Delgado is invaluable and together we will advance the mission and vision of the college. Delgado has a great foundation and is known for educational and workforce development excellence. It is my responsibility to build upon this rich foundation.”
“I want to congratulate Dr. Littleton-Steib on her selection as the new chancellor of Delgado Community College,” said Tim Hardy, LCTCS board supervisor and chair of the search committee. “We believe Dr. Littleton-Steib is the perfect fit for the students, the college and the community it serves, and she will continue leading our efforts to deliver world class academic and workforce training.”
LCTCS Board Chairman Stephen Toups added, “The appointment of Dr. Littleton-Steib caps off one of the most comprehensive and talent-rich chancellor searches we have conducted during my time on the LCTCS Board. We feel this selection was the right one for the college and the broader college community as we move forward to meeting and exceeding the region’s educational and workforce needs.”
Littleton-Steib served as chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) since 2016. During her time at BRCC, Littleton-Steib led efforts that have increased student enrollment, improved the college’s fiscal health and stability, promoted and improved the BRCC brand as a model of excellence, and increased business and industry partnerships.
Prior to attaining the BRCC post, Littleton-Steib served in various roles at Delgado Community College. While at Delgado, she served as vice chancellor of workforce development, dean of technical education, campus executive dean, executive assistant to the chancellor and director of community and economic development.
During her time at Delgado, she chaired the 2011-2016 Strategic Plan and played a key role in developing the Maritime and Industrial Training Center and the River City Site.
She possesses an extensive background in program development, grant writing and workforce training. Littleton-Steib has a strong record of working collaboratively with multiple business partners and stakeholders, and over the course of her career she has secured and successfully managed over $75 million in grants and external funding.
Littleton-Steib serves as an American Association of Community Colleges Commissioner for Research, Data and Accountability and as a representative on the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Advisory Council.
Littleton-Steib is a native of Louisiana and earned a doctorate in urban higher education from Jackson State University in Mississippi and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She is married to Kyle Steib, Sr. and they have three children Kyle, Blake and Victoria.
Delgado Community College will celebrate 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the 10-parish New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to smoothly transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s motto: “Education that works!” www.dcc.edu