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.