View a recording of today’s meeting here.
UL SYSTEM DAY AT THE CAPITOL
The 2023 University of Louisiana System Day at the Capitol shared the spirit of the System’s nine member institutions with state policymakers. The Universities of Louisiana featured engaging academic displays highlighting important degree programs such as nursing, teaching, forestry, engineering, cybersecurity and maritime business.
Nicholls State University’s Chef John Folse Culinary Institute served lunch prepared with seafood donated by Louisiana Seafood. Additional food items were provided by the University of New Orleans’ Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Administration and McNeese State University Center for Advancement of Meat Production and Processing (CAMPP).
The System will continue to advocate throughout the legislative session for increased investment in capital projects and areas such as hurricane recovery and student displacement, IT and cybersecurity infrastructure, and research.
STUDENT BOARD MEMBER’S FINAL MEETING
Today marked the end of student Board member Ethan Estis’ term of service. He is finishing his final semester at the University of Louisiana Monroe and has plans to pursue a law degree after graduation.
“This has been a renowned and cultivating experience … While my term was only a year, I have learned so much about the System, about all nine of our institutions, and the 90,000 students that we serve daily,” Estis said. “No institution can function without our students, and to have student voice on this Board and student perspective in the room means a lot to me and the students that we serve.”
BLACK MALE SUMMIT
The third annual Universities of Louisiana Black Male Summit will be June 21 and 22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. The Summit aims to unite researchers, educators, practitioners, and advocates to discuss and address issues affecting Black males in Louisiana. We invite proposals for sessions that address any of these five tracks:
- criminal justice
Each session will be 60 minutes long, including time for questions and discussion. Proposals may include but are not limited to research findings, innovative programs or practices, policy recommendations, and advocacy efforts. The submission deadline is May 10, 2023.
Click here for all details about the Summit.
ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Grambling State University: approval to award an Honorary Doctor of Music to Mr. Earl Stevens at the Spring 2023 Commencement Exercises.
Louisiana Tech University: approval to offer the following four Undergraduate Certificates: (1) Professional Land Surveyor, (2) Health/Medical Physics, (3) Biological Visualization, and (4) Business Analytics; and the following two Graduate Certificates: (1) Health Sciences and (2) Business Data Analytics.
Nicholls State University’s request to name its Accounting and Finance Department in the College of Business the “J.B. Falgoust Department of Accounting and Finance.”
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval to offer an Undergraduate Certificate in Sales Leadership and a Graduate Certificate in Sport Management.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to offer a Post Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
Approval to offer RN to BSN Programs: Louisiana Tech University and University of New Orleans.
Grambling State University: approval of a contract with Ms. Courtney Simmons, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, effective May 1, 2023.
Grambling State University: approval of a contract addendum with Dr. Trayvean Scott, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics/Athletic Director, effective July 1, 2023.
Grambling State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Donte Jackson, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, effective April 1, 2023.
Louisiana Tech University: approval of Assistant Football Coach contracts.
McNeese State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Frank William Wade, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, effective March 10, 2023.
Nicholls State University: approval of a contract with Ms. Jonea Rima, Head Volleyball Coach, effective March 15, 2023.
Nicholls State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Justin Payne, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, effective May 1, 2023.
Northwestern State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Ian Brophy, Head Women’s Soccer Coach, effective February 21, 2023.
Northwestern State University: approval of a contract with Mr. Rick Cabrera, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, effective March 27, 2023.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of contractual agreements between various Assistant Coaches, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the Lion Athletic Association.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval of a contract with Mr. James J. Norrid, Assistant Football Coach, effective April 27, 2023.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval of amended Contracts for Employment for various head coaches, effective April 27, 2023.
University of New Orleans: approval of a contract with Ms. Trelanne Moore Powell, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, effective April 7, 2023.
University of Louisiana System: acceptance of a revised Internal Audit Charter for the University of Louisiana System.
Grambling State University: approval to start negotiations for Property Acquisitions in Grambling, Louisiana.
Grambling State University: approval to become the Facility Planning and Control delegated authority allowing the University to oversee and manage construction of the Property and Receiving Warehouse to be located on the campus of Grambling State University.
Nicholls State University: approval to name the Student Union common student gathering/social space inside the Donald G. Bollinger Memorial Student Union the “Boysie Bollinger Commons.”
Nicholls State University: approval to amend its Five-Year Capital Outlay submission to include a new Women’s Student Athlete Performance Center.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to amend its Five-Year Capital Outlay submission to include adjustments to the following request and the addition of Planning & Construction for one project.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to demolish the former Oncology Building 601A St. Mary that has exceeded its useful lifespan and is to be replaced by a new building.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to enter into a Ground Lease with Ragin’ Cajun Facilities, Inc. of the property previously acquired from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Inc. and the Society of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Lafayette for development into the University’s Health Sciences Campus, as authorized by La. R.S. 17:3361, and a related Partial Assignment and Assumption of Leases to assign the preexisting leases of space in the property to RCFI.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to enter into a three- month extension of the Second Intergovernmental Contract (IG) regarding control and operation of the Cajundome with the Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government.
University of New Orleans: approval to name the University of New Orleans International Center Room #112 the “Rosemary and Brunswick Deutsch Seminar Room.”
Grambling State University: approval to establish the following LEQSF (8g) Endowed Professorships and Endowed Scholarships:
- Neari Warner Endowed Student Scholarship
- Dallas Alumni Chapter of GSU Endowed Professorship in the College of Business
- Arlynne Lake Cheers Endowed Professorship in the College of Education
- Reverend Edward Jones, Sr. and Mrs. Leslie A. Jones Endowed Student Scholarship
- Joseph B. Johnson – Kappa Alpha Psi/Gamma Psi Endowed Professorship
- Clayton A. Wiley and Viola E. Wiley Endowed Professorship for the Department of Engineering Technology in the College of Arts and Sciences
- Delta Sigma Theta-Delta Iota Endowment Scholarship
- Ruston Alumni Chapter Family of Coach James Wick’s Duncan Scholarship
- SGA Centennial Campaign Endowed ScholarshipLouisiana Tech University: approval of an Amendment to the current Food Service Contract with Aramark.Southeastern Louisiana University: approval to enter into a fifteen- (15) year lease agreement for the University’s food service operations and facilities with Aramark Educational Services, LLC.University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval to charge a $4,000 per semester professional fee for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program.University of Louisiana System: approval of Campus Housing and Meal Plan Rates, Auxiliary Rates, Energy Surcharge, and Non-Governmental Charges for Academic Year 2023-24.
Grambling State University: approval to appoint Mr. Brandon Logan as Interim Vice President for University Advancement and Innovation effective February 23, 2023.
Northwestern State University: approval to appoint Dr. William Drake Owens as Executive Vice President of External Affairs effective March 27, 2023.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to appoint Mr. Daryl J. Moore as Dean of the College of the Arts effective February 1, 2023.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval to appoint Mr. John Hartwell as Director of Athletics effective February 27, 2023.