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Charlottesville Is a Reminder

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:08am

Welcome back!

As we embark on a new academic year, I am reminded of the importance of the work that we do – and of the challenges that confront us.

I want to share with our larger community some of the message that I shared on Wednesday at the State of the University gathering for faculty and staff members.

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Gratitude for Budget Solution

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:28pm

The University community commends Governor Edwards and members of the Acadiana Legislative Delegation for fashioning a budget solution during the recent special session that didn’t include yet another cut to higher education.

Higher education is not merely an expense. It is an investment for a stronger economic future. Every state dollar invested in the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, for example, generates a roughly sevenfold economic impact.

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University Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Mon, 01/30/2017 - 4:16pm

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has historically benefited from the scientific, cultural and economic contributions of international students and scholars and values all students, faculty members and researchers, regardless of their country of origin.

The University remains firmly committed to supporting all of our international students, faculty and their families.

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Respect

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Thu, 11/17/2016 - 4:23pm

Since the Nov. 8 elections, I’ve spoken with many members of our UL Lafayette community about the campus climate. I’ve talked to students, staff and faculty members. I’ve talked to representatives of many student organizations, races, and faiths.

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Standing, Learning Together

Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 11/09/2016 - 5:20pm

Yesterday’s election ended a long, contentious presidential campaign that was stressful to many Americans.

Differences of opinions about future governance of our country have strained relationships between friends, family members, and neighbors.

But America still rests on a foundation that gives its citizens the right to free speech and the right to vote. Regardless of whether we agree with the outcome of the election, we can still respect the process that’s used to choose our leaders.

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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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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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