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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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    Visit Kicks Off Semester

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 01/30/2013 - 10:44am

    Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

    Last week we welcomed a special guest to our University, Dr. Sandra Woodley, who became president of the University of Louisiana System earlier this month.  Dr. Woodley has a background to which many hard-working students can relate.  She married at 18 and had two small children in her early 20s.  Her path to a college degree included concurrently juggling work, changing diapers, and trying to study.  And, she admits, it was a struggle.

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    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 11/21/2012 - 3:35pm

    Dear Faculty, Staff & Students,

    As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded of how much we have to be grateful for.

    All the progress we’ve made over the past year despite difficult circumstances is a result of the efforts of people who care deeply about our University.

    I am thankful for the enthusiasm of our students, the dedication of our faculty and staff and the loyalty of our alumni and friends.

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    National Spotlights

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Mon, 10/22/2012 - 5:19pm

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

    It has been an exciting semester for UL Lafayette. First, I am proud of our freshmen class, which is the most academically prepared incoming class that we have ever welcomed. The class average high school GPA is a 3.3 with an average ACT score of 23. The class includes 87 high school valedictorians. Also, the Honors Program grew by 15 percent.