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The Future of Academe

An initiative to recruit, retain, and cultivate the next generation of faculty and staff leaders

In 2017, the Universities of Louisiana declared three strategic intents: 

  • development of the most educated and prepared generation in our state’s history,
  • renewed emphasis on research, economic development, and innovation directly advancing community health and prosperity
  • increased investment in the recruitment, retention, and development of faculty with a focus on excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research.

Recognizing that these aspirations cannot be realized without purposeful outreach to prospective high-quality faculty and staff from diverse demographic, experiential, and cultural backgrounds, the UL System is launching its inaugural Future of Academe event.


2022 Future of Academe Event

March 9, 2022
3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Northwestern State University Student Union Ballroom

UL System graduate students pursuing or who have recently completed terminal degrees and are actively seeking faculty or professional staff positions or who have plans to work in academia are invited to attend. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with provosts, deans, diversity officers, faculty attendees and human resources specialists from UL System member institutions about current and upcoming faculty and staff positions. The event will also include a panel discussion designed to prepare graduate students as they pursue university careers. Participants are encouraged to bring their curriculum vitae or resumes to share.  The event is free to all attendees. Attire is business casual.

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Networking with campus and System leadership
4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Panel discussion designed to prepare graduate students as they pursue university careers, featuring:
Moderator – Dr. Philip de Mahy, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School
Dr. Jaimie Hebert, Provost
Dr. Mary Farmer-Kaiser, Dean of the Graduate School
Dr. Rose Honegger, Associate Director of Global Engagement
Mr. Remil Aguda, PhD Student in Chemical Engineering
Dr. Brian Bolton, Professor of Finance


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