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The University of Louisiana System Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established to support the Universities of Louisiana in their mission to create the most educated generation in Louisiana’s history through scholarship, advocacy, and advancing our institutions to meet the critical needs of Louisiana and beyond.

Reginald F. Lewis Scholars

The Reginald F. Lewis Scholars program is designed to enhance the educational experience for exemplary Black male students. Two students from each of the System’s nine member institutions make up yearly cohorts participating in a three-year program focusing on three key areas—academics, social advancement, and community service.

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Reginald F. Lewis Educational Equity Initiative

Each of the UL System’s nine member institutions have developed and implemented long-standing, successful initiatives aimed at supporting historically underserved populations. To bring these institutional efforts to scale, System-level coordination is required. The resulting Reginald F. Lewis Educational Equity Initiative allows for targeted synergies for equity-focused programs and resources to be house at the System level. The annual report provides an update of our work to date.

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Compete LA

Compete LA is a program to assist the 653,000 Louisianians with some college credit to re-enroll and complete their degrees. Students are paired with a free personal coach to guide them from application to graduation.

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Management & Leadership Institute

The Management & Leadership Institute for the Universities of Louisiana (M&LI) is a two-semester program for mid-career faculty and staff who aspire to broadened academic, professional or administrative leadership roles.

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