Missy (Melissa) LaCour
WCET Steering Committee, Director of New Markets, Academics and Workforce, Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Missy LaCour is director of new markets for the Louisiana Community & Technical College System (LCTCS) where she collaborates with all LCTCS Colleges and partners on the development, coordination, and delivery of programs to new student markets with an emphasis on innovative delivery methods. At LCTCS, she has led multiple projects including implementation of a system-wide instance of Canvas, development of a delivery model and environment to serve Juvenile Justice students online, implementation of strategies to reduce the cost of attendance by over $9 million using OER, and creation of a system-wide curriculum for cloud computing. Missy has been in higher education for over 24 years and has extensive experience in online and campus teaching, administration, leadership, project management, and the system office.