December 2018 Board Action
Today the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System met in Baton Rouge for its regular Board meeting. Click here to view the meeting’s archived video stream.
FOR OUR FUTURE CONFERENCE NEARS
Registrants have claimed nearly two-thirds of the 450 available slots for the second annual For Our Future Conference. Hosted at UL Lafayette Feb. 14 and 15, the conference is an unparalleled opportunity for collaboration among our nine member institutions.
The programming for this year’s conference will be organized into the four tracks explained below.
· Leverage: Advocacy, Policy, Communications and Marketing
· Opportunity: Access, Diversity and Adult Learners
· Value: Stewardship, Open Educational Resources and Transparency
· Engagement: Student Success, Student Services, Academic Success and Trending Topics on Campus
We expect to reach capacity so reserve your space today. Visit www.ULSystem.edu/conference for registration and additional information.
HONORING OUTGOING CHAIR PERKINS
The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System elected Mark Romero as Board chair and James Carter as vice chair. Romero selected Elizabeth Pierre as parliamentarian.
“These three together will make an excellent executive leadership team,” outgoing Chair Alejandro “Al” Perkins said. “I have had the immense pleasure of working with each of the elected members for the past two years, and their service has been second to none. We are in great hands.”
Today’s meeting marks the end of Perkins’ term as Board chair. UL System President Jim Henderson and several members of the Board praised his visionary and energetic leadership.
“We worked together as a System, not fragmented parts, not nine separate entities, not 16 separate Board Members, but an actual System, to improve Louisiana.” Chair Perkins said. “If we keep the focus on unity instead of separation, we can continue to achieve great things.”
Perkins was honored with the video below including messages of appreciation from current Student Board Member Richard Davis and two former student board members, Ben Rice and Antonio Torres.
The new slate of officers will be installed at the System’s Jan. 11 Board Meeting.
ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University: approval of an Articulation Agreement to establish a 4+1 BS/MS Program.
McNeese State University: approval to terminate the Associate of Arts in Paralegal Studies.
McNeese State University: approval to terminate the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Early Childhood Education Grades PK-3.
McNeese State University: approval to terminate the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Elementary Education Grades 1-5 (Practitioner Teacher Certification).
Nicholls State University: approval of the University’s Revised Strategic Plan.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of a Letter of Intent to develop a New Academic Program leading to a Master of Science in Population Health Management.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: conditional (one-year) approval of a New Academic/Research Unit: Kathleen Babineaux Blanco Public Policy Center.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Acharya Institutes, India.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: review and approval of the University’s Mission Statement.
Louisiana Tech University: approval of a contract with Mr. Mark Montgomery, Head Softball Coach, effective July 1, 2018.
Louisiana Tech University: approval of a contract with Ms. Brooke Stoehr, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, effective March 16, 2018.
McNeese State University: approval of a contract with Ms. Giorgia Pozzan, Head Women’s Tennis Coach, effective August 1, 2018.
FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE
Louisiana Tech University: approval to execute a Lease with Kansas City Southern Railway Company to allow the University to access and install limited improvements on a portion of the railroad’s right-of-way that runs through campus.
McNeese State University: approval to name rooms in the Health and Human Performance Educational Complex.
Nicholls State University: approval to permit construction of a building by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux on property leased from the University.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Regina Coeli Child Development Center.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette: approval to establish the following Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships:
a. Ellen Coussan Coffin/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Biology
b. Ellen Coussan Coffin/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Biology I
c. Ellen Coussan Coffin/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Biology II
d. Ellen Coussan Coffin/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Biology IV
e. Ellen Coussan Coffin/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Biology V
f. Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Acadiana Chapter/BORSF Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Architecture.
University of Louisiana at Monroe: approval of a tuition rate for students recruited under the University’s marketing agreement with Academic Partnerships into online programs leading to Master of Science in Nursing with concentrations in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner.
University of New Orleans: approval to appoint Dr. Taskin Kocak as Dean of Engineering effective January 14, 2019.
University of New Orleans: approval to appoint Mr. Vince Granito as Interim Director of Athletics effective November 3, 2018.
SYSTEM PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS
University of Louisiana System: Proposed Policy and Procedures Memorandum on Crisis Leave Policy.
University of Louisiana System: request related to Grambling State University Presidential Housing.