Statement by University of Louisiana System President Randy Moffett on Governor Jindal’s Announcement to Study a Merger of UNO and SUNO and Shift to the UL System

“The University of Louisiana System will work closely with the Louisiana Board of Regents to explore the feasibility of a University of New Orleans and Southern University of New Orleans merger and possible shift of the merged institution to the UL System.    A discussion of this nature has numerous implications for multiple constituents and, therefore, should be thorough, thoughtful and focused on what is best for the future of education in our state.”


EIGHT UNIVERSITIES STRONG: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in the state enrolling over 83,000 students at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.