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President's Blog

The University President, Dr. E. Joseph Savoie, periodically posts blogs and email messages to the University community and the public about important University relations, developments, and updates.

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President's Blog

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    Vice President for Research

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Thu, 07/08/2010 - 4:15pm

    I want to share some good news with you prior to a public announcement. I’m very pleased to report to you that the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has named Dr. Robert Twilley as its Vice President for Research, pending approval by the University of Louisiana System.

    Many members of our university community already know Dr. Twilley. He served as a professor in the Department of Biology from August 1995 to July 2004. And, he was director and founder of UL Lafayette’s Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology from July 1999 to May 2004.

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    May 11, 2010 — Important Announcement

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 05/11/2010 - 2:17pm

    Dear Faculty & Staff,

    I am writing today to announce the retirement of our provost, Dr. Steve Landry, effective December 2010.

    Dr. Landry has had a stellar career at the university that spans over 35 years.  He has served as a faculty member, department head, vice president for Research, and vice president for Academic Affairs. He will always have a place in the university’s history as its first provost.

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    May 5, 2010 — E-Learning Update

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Thu, 05/06/2010 - 12:16pm

    Dear Faculty & Staff,

    There has been much discussion since my previous message announcing that the university had created an Office of Distance Learning, hired a director, Dr. Luke Dowden, and established a Distance Learning Leadership Council.  The Leadership Council is made up of faculty, staff, and administrators representing multiple disciplines and service units.

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    May 4 — A Message Before You Go

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 05/04/2010 - 12:35pm

    Dear Students,

    Finals are well underway and I trust you’re quite busy with your studies.  It is likely that you are counting the days, hours, and minutes until the start of your well-deserved semester break.  For many, your return will be in the fall.  Before you go, I’d like to take a moment to thank you for helping to make this an outstanding year at UL.

    Did you know that ….

    (1)  The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government ranks UL Lafayette among the Top 100 public research universities in the nation.