Herb Vincent serves in the dual position of Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs in the athletic department and Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations. He was appointed Senior Associate AD in May of 2006 and assumed the additional duties of oversight of University Relations in August of 2009. (Read More).
Vincent manages communications and serves as the primary public relations officer for the University and all its entities. In his role in athletics, he supervises the sports information office and marketing and promotions office, serves as the primary liaison with LSU Sports Properties, and is the department administrator for the sport of baseball.
Vincent was the LSU sports information director from July 1988 to July 2000. During that time he was named Assistant AD in November of 1989, and then was elevated to Associate AD for Communications in 1992.
In August of 2000 Vincent became Vice President for Communications for the College Sports Southeast regional cable network, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., before returning to LSU in 2002.
He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from LSU in 1983 and worked as a student assistant in the sports information office directed by CoSIDA Hall of Famer Paul Manasseh during his undergraduate years.
After graduating from LSU, Vincent spent the 1984 season as assistant public relations director for the United States Football League's New Orleans Breakers. In 1985, he was assistant PR director for the USFL's Los Angeles Express and was promoted during the season to the public relations staff's top position.
Vincent also served one year as assistant SID and publications director at Louisiana-Lafayette and two years as assistant director of public relations for the Southeastern Conference prior to joining LSU in 1988.
Vincent is the author of a book on the history of LSU football, "The LSU Football Vault." He is married to the former Jamey Cavacini of Versailles, Ky., and they have one daughter, Kennedy.