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Plan Now to Ensure Critical Functions Continue

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Thu, 03/26/2020 - 8:51am

Dear staff members,

As rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Louisiana, so does the possibility that University employees will be directly affected by this dangerous virus.

First, it is essential that all employees prioritize their health and that of their families. Should you or a loved one exhibit COVID-19 symptoms – a fever of 100.4 degrees, a cough or difficulty breathing – seek medical care as soon as possible.

As preventative measures:

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University Confirms COVID-19 Case

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 03/25/2020 - 12:45pm

Dear students, faculty and staff members,

Today, we learned that one of our students has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the University’s first confirmed case of the virus.

Let me begin by asking all of you to join me in offering thoughts and best wishes to the affected student as they recover.

This student does not live on campus, nor were they a student resident this semester. The student did not exhibit symptoms while on campus, which current understanding suggests reduces the likelihood of transmission.

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Prepared to Meet This Moment

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 03/13/2020 - 1:18pm

Dear students, faculty and staff members,

As you know, the University has made the decision to begin remote course delivery on Wednesday, March 18.

We are able to move to alternative delivery methods because we have in place a comprehensive plan and the technological infrastructure to ensure continuity of instruction. By offering courses through Moodle and other means, we’re attempting to minimize large gatherings and reduce the time students and faculty spend in close proximity to each other.

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COVID-19 Update

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 03/06/2020 - 8:31am

Dear students, faculty and staff members,

Earlier this week, a team of University personnel met to discuss COVID-19, or coronavirus, and to outline how UL Lafayette would respond should it affect our community.

It’s important to note that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana.

Nevertheless, because the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remains the paramount concern of the University, preparation for any eventuality is key.

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New QEP an Historic Step for UL Lafayette

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 01/21/2020 - 3:08pm

Dear students, faculty and staff members,

UL Lafayette will host peer reviewers from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges on Feb. 10-13. The University has spent the past several years preparing for this visit and for the wider reaccreditation process of which it is a part.

Reaccreditation occurs every 10 years, and the University community never fails to rally to this all-important undertaking. I want to thank everyone who went above and beyond their usual duties and responsibilities to ensure the success of this process.

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Hebert Selected as UL Lafayette’s New Provost

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:25am

Dear faculty and staff members,

It’s my pleasure to announce that Dr. Jaimie Hebert will be provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Some of you had a chance to meet him during his visits as a candidate to our campus. I’m thankful for your participation in the search process.

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Provost Candidate to Visit Campus Next Week

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:51pm

Dear faculty and staff members,

Last year, a search committee worked diligently to identify candidates for the position of provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Dr. David Danahar has served ably in that post since being named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs in August 2016. His appointment, however, was always intended to be temporary. The search committee, assisted by an executive staffing agency, has pursued candidates whose education, experience and personalities would make them a good fit for this vital role on a more permanent basis.

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Power of Inclusion

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 03/28/2018 - 7:06am

I’ve been reflecting on UL Lafayette’s Women’s Leadership Conference, which I attended a couple of weeks ago. It was one of several events held during Women’s History Month.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Katrice Albert, executive vice president for inclusion and human resources at the NCAA. She reminded audience members that they have the power, as individuals and a group, to challenge paradigms that have historically excluded women.


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