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Meet the President

Dr. Joseph Savoie became the sixth president of the University in the fall of 2008. Since his inauguration, he has been a strong, charismatic leader for the University, inspiring change and ensuring growth.

Read "Profile of a President: Dr. Joseph Savoie" for a close look at President Savoie, his career, and his family.

Dr. Savoie was married to the late Gail Heinbach Savoie, a 1977 graduate of the College of Education. A teacher and accomplished artist, Mrs. Savoie was a proud ambassador for her alma mater as UL Lafayette’s First Lady. La Louisiane, the University’s magazine, profiled her in 2008. Read the article about First Lady Gail Savoie.

Watch a video about Dr. Savoie's passion for education and some of his plans for the University.