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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.

Read his most recent blogs below and subscribe to receive all updates.

President's Blog

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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.