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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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    Hebert Selected as UL Lafayette’s New Provost

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 05/29/2018 - 10:25am

    Dear faculty and staff members,

    It’s my pleasure to announce that Dr. Jaimie Hebert will be provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

    Some of you had a chance to meet him during his visits as a candidate to our campus. I’m thankful for your participation in the search process.

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    Provost Candidate to Visit Campus Next Week

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:51pm

    Dear faculty and staff members,

    Last year, a search committee worked diligently to identify candidates for the position of provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

    Dr. David Danahar has served ably in that post since being named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs in August 2016. His appointment, however, was always intended to be temporary. The search committee, assisted by an executive staffing agency, has pursued candidates whose education, experience and personalities would make them a good fit for this vital role on a more permanent basis.

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    Power of Inclusion

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Wed, 03/28/2018 - 7:06am

    I’ve been reflecting on UL Lafayette’s Women’s Leadership Conference, which I attended a couple of weeks ago. It was one of several events held during Women’s History Month.

    The keynote speaker was Dr. Katrice Albert, executive vice president for inclusion and human resources at the NCAA. She reminded audience members that they have the power, as individuals and a group, to challenge paradigms that have historically excluded women.

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    Education & Enforcement to Halt Hazing

    Dr. Joseph Savoie -- Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:20am

    Dear students, faculty and staff members,

    During National Hazing Prevention Week in September, I shared with you that we were reviewing our policies and stepping up our efforts against hazing.

    In the past six months, we’ve made progress with our Greek-letter organizations. For example, in addition to existing University efforts, an interactive risk management seminar and an Interfraternity Council summit have been slated on campus this spring. Also, several organizations have participated in training by their international headquarters’ staff.