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August 2014 Board Action

RESEARCH & INNOVATION IN THE UL SYSTEM

Research and innovation was the topic of today's Strategy and Performance Committee.  UL System Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance Edwin Litolff outlined some of the metrics captured by Academic Analytics for the three statewide research institutions and ULM's School of Pharmacy.   ULM Vice President for Academic Affairs Eric Pani, UNO Vice President for Research and Economic Development Kenneth Sewell,  UL Lafayette Vice President for Research Ramesh Kolluru, and Louisiana Tech Vice President for Research and Development Stan Napper provided overviews of their respective research and innovation activities.  In addition, they outlined existing collaborative endeavors and possible targets for future endeavors. 

Click on the links below to download the presentations:

Measuring UL System Research Performance Presentation (PDF)

University Research Collaboration Opportunities (PDF)

Louisiana Tech University Research Presentation (PDF)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Research Presentation (PDF)

University of Louisiana at Monroe Research Presentation (PDF)

University of New Orleans Research Presentation (PDF)

 

BOARD APPROVES FY 2014-15 BUDGETS

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today approved the Fiscal Year 2014-15 budgets for its nine universities.  Total combined funding for the System is at $774 million, up from $752 million last year.  Thirty-one percent of the budget comes from state general funds and 69 percent is from self-generated revenues, although TOPS money is counted among the self-generated funds. 

Click here to download a presentation on the budget.

 

Chair appoints special Committee on the WISE Plan

Board Chair E.G. "T-Boy" Hebert appointed the following seven members to a Special Committe on the WISE Plan: John Condos, Andre Coudrain, Hebert, Jimmie "Beau" Martin, Mark Romero, Windfred Sibille, and Robert Shreve.  The purpose of the special committee is to approve campus implementation associated with the WISE Fund.  This includes campus plans and distribution of funding. 

 

NORTHWESTERN PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE

The Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee met yesterday to review 12 candidate recommendations from the search consultants.  The committee selected four semi-finalists: Dr. Lisa Abney, Provost & Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Northwestern; Dr. Jim Henderson, Chancellor of Bossier Parish Community College; Dr. Linda Rinker, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Davenport University; and Dr. Renva Watterson, Interim President of Georgia Highlands College.  The semifinalists will interview on the Natchitoches campus starting Tuesday, Sept. 9, and a special Board Meeting to interview finalists and select a new president will be Tuesday, Sept. 23. 

Click here to visit the Northwestern Search website.

 

GRAMBLING PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UPDATE

The Grambling State University Presidential Search Committee will meet in October to approve a revised tentative timeline.  The orginal timeline must be extended due to the time required to engage a search firm with HBCU experience.  The proposed tentative timeline calls for a February preferred application date, March interviews on campus, and new president selection by the Board in April.  In the interim, UL System President Sandra Woodley and Executive Vice President & Provost Karla Hughes have travelled to various out-of-state meetings with Grambling alumni to gather input.

Click here to visit the Grambling Search website.

 

Other Board Actions

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved the following requests:

 

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTE

  • Tech: request for approval of a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration. 
  • Tech: request for approval of revised Vision, Mission and Tenets Statements.
  • McNeese: request for approval of a revised Mission Statement.
  • Nicholls: request for approval to create the Department of Business Administration and Computer Information Systems in the College of Business Administration. 
  • Nicholls: request for approval to establish the Center for Workforce Excellence - Petroleum Engineering Technology and Safety Management.
  • Southeastern: request for approval to increase admission standards effective Fall 2015.
  • UL Lafayette: request for approval to change the names of the following:  (1) University College to University Connection and (2) College of General Studies to University College; and to realign the Honors Program and the newly named University Connection to be housed in the University College. 
  • UNO: request for approval of a Proposal for the Master of Science degree program in Transportation. 
  • UL System: request for approval of System Universities' 2014-15 Promotions in Faculty Rank and Recommendations for Tenure. 

 

FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE

  • Southeastern: request for approval to demolish Southeastern Hall.
  • Southeastern: request for approval to sell property located at 611 North Pine Street, Hammond, Louisiana, the "Heyward Gibbes Hill House." 
  • Southeastern: request for approval to sell property located just south of the main campus, the "Dameron House."
  • ULM: request for approval of the Organizational Row Development and standardized lease.
  • ULM: request for approval to name the new baseball hitting facility the "Charles Mock Hitting Facility." 
  • UL System: request for approval of Fiscal Year 2015-16 Capital Outlay Budget Request and Institutions' Five-Year Capital Outlay Plans. 

 

 FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Grambling: appoint Mrs. Patricia Bibbs as Interim Athletic Director effective July 2, 2014.
  • Grambling: appoint Dr. Janet Guyden as Interim Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs effective July 2, 2014.
  • Grambling: appoint Mr. Damon Wade as Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Enrollment Management effective August 11, 2014.
  • Grambling: appoint Mr. John Rosenthall as Interim Vice President for Research, Advancement, and Economic Development effective July 22, 2014.
  • Grambling: contract with Ms. Nadine Domon, Head Women's Basketball Coach, effective July 28, 2014.
  • Grambling: contract with Mr. Shawn Walker, Head Men's Basketball Coach, effective July 28, 2014.
  • Tech: contract with Mr. Ross Tyler Summitt, Women's Basketball Head Coach, effective April 1, 2014.
  • Nicholls: Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with Hospital Service District No. 3, Parish of Lafourche, State of Louisiana, DBA Thibodaux Regional Medical Center to provide athletic training services. 
  • Northwestern: implementation of a contract rate for Fort Polk students. 
  • Northwestern: implementation of a contract rate for Barksdale Air Force Base students. 
  • Northwestern: contract with Mr. Lane Burroughs, Head Baseball Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • Northwestern: amendment to a contract with Mr. Donald Pickett, Head Softball Coach, effective August 22, 2014.
  • Southeastern: contract with Mr. Jason Hayes, Head Women's Tennis Coach, effective June 1, 2014.
  • Southeastern: contract with Mr. Clyde "Pete" Langlois, Head Softball Coach, effective June 1, 2014. 
  • UL Lafayette: appoint Dr. Mary J. Farmer-Kaiser as Acting Dean of the Graduate School effective July 1, 2014.
  • UL Lafayette: the split of the SLEMCO/LEQSF Professorship in Art and Architecture into The SLEMCO/LEQSF Professorship in Art & Architecture I and The SLEMCO/LEQSF Professorship in Art & Architecture II.   
  • UL Lafayette: the split of the SLEMCO/LEQSF Professorship in Nursing III into The SLEMCO/LEQSF Professorship in Nursing III and The SLEMCO/LEQSF Professorship in Nursing IV.
  • UL Lafayette: contract with Mr. Jay Johnson, Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Coordinator, effective June 1, 2014.
  • UL Lafayette: contract with Mr. Mitch Rodrigue, Assistant Football Coach/Offensive Line, effective June 1, 2014.
  • ULM: the merge of the NE Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Endowed Professorship A and the NE Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Endowed Professorship B to create the NE Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Endowed Professorship in Construction Management, a super professorship.  
  • ULM: appoint Mrs. Pamela Jackson as Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator for Student Affairs effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. Jerry McManus, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. John Mumford, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. Bryan Applewhite, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. Adam Waugh, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. Jason Nichols, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. Travis Niekamp, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • ULM: contract with Mr. Mario Price, Assistant Football Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • UNO: amendment to a contract with Mr. Ronald Maestri, Head Baseball Coach, effective July 1, 2014.
  • UL System: Fiscal Year 2013-14 Financial and Compliance and Federal Award Programs Representation Letters for:  Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of New Orleans, and the University of Louisiana System
  • UL System: request for approval of Fiscal Year 2014-15 Operating Budgets, including organizational charts, undergraduate/graduate mandatory attendance fees, scholarships, and System Shared Costs.

 

SYSTEM PRESIDENT'S BUSINESS

  • UL System: Personnel Actions

 

BOARD PRESIDENT'S BUSINESS

  • UL System: Revise Bylaws, Section IV. Committees, B. Standing Committees
  • UL System: Defer authority of WISE Fund implementation decisions to the Special Committee on the WISE Plan

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