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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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    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.