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Great Start to the Fall Semster

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 09/18/2015 - 11:45am

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The new year is off to a tremendous start. The energy on campus is palpable.

We welcomed our largest freshman class, and I might add, our brightest, too. The freshman class has 3,179 students, which represents a 9 percent increase over last year. Our overall enrollment for the Fall 2015 semester is 19,033. I would like to thank the Enrollment Management staff for its efforts and congratulate everyone who supports student recruitment.

We also welcomed more than 270 new faculty and staff who have joined our community.

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Mourning with Our Community

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:41am

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette community is deeply saddened by the loss of Jillian Johnson, 33, and Mayci Breaux, 21, who died in a tragic shooting at the Grand Theatre on Johnston Street last night. Jillian graduated from UL Lafayette in 2004. Nine others were injured, with one in critical condition.

The entire campus mourns the loss of lives in our Lafayette community. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends.

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Tuition and Fee Increases for Fall 2015

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 07/10/2015 - 1:09pm

Dear Students,

Last week, the UL System Board of Supervisors approved tuition and fee hikes for its nine member institutions. Tuition at UL Lafayette will increase by 10 percent over last year’s tuition rate. Also, the Board approved a new general and auxiliary fee of $28.58 per credit hour for all UL Lafayette students.

The new tuition and fee rate for the fall 2015 semester for an undergraduate resident who is enrolled for 12 credit hours, for example, will increase from $3,436 to $4,128.

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Governor's Executive Budget Proposal

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:32pm

Dear Faculty and Staff,

The release of the governor’s executive budget today provides a starting point for the University’s budget planning for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

It’s early in the budget adoption process. There is still a way to go before we will know the final amount of financial support that we will have from the state for our University as the legislature considers the governor’s budget proposal and ideas for adopting a statewide budget.

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Meet Our New VP for University Advancement

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:32am

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I am pleased to announce that John Blohm (pronounced bloom) is our new Vice President for University Advancement.

John is interim Vice President for Advancement at the University of New Haven. He will join us in January, and his official appointment is subject to approval by the UL System Board of Supervisors.

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Happy!

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:56pm

Dear Students,

With finals over, I'd like to share my gratitude with you for another great year. Across the University, you've made us proud.

Really, we are a happy bunch. And that sentiment is portrayed in this video of with you, and our faculty and staff members: http://youtu.be/6mt3EMiDM_k

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Meet Our New Provost

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:01pm

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Our search for a Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is complete, thanks to input from so many of you.

Our search process was thorough. It yielded two outstanding finalists, Dr. Paula Carson and Dr. James Henderson, from a pool of 72 candidates for this critical position.

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