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New Systems and Processes Launching

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:45pm

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff Members,

I am pleased to share with you the good news that the University is nearing the launch of the first phase of our new internal data system powered by Banner.

We began converting to the new system 15 months ago as part of our University Strategic Plan. Our goals for the new system include improved services, better student retention and streamlined processes.

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Higher Education Funding

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Mon, 01/25/2016 - 6:05pm

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Louisiana higher education is getting additional attention since the swearing in of our new governor.

Last week, the final report from the Higher Education Transition Committee was submitted to Governor John Bel Edwards. The report can be found at

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Provost Announcement

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Mon, 01/04/2016 - 3:57pm

Dear Faculty and Staff Members,

I hope you enjoyed a good break and that you’re ready to take on 2016.

Each semester brings new challenges and opportunities. This one is no different.

During the holiday, Dr. James Henderson was selected to serve as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs of the University of Wisconsin System.

Jim graduated with a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From our experience, we know that the UW System will benefit greatly from his leadership.

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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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