History

History
Established through 1975 Legislation, ACT 313, and through the 1975 Constitution of the State of Louisiana, Article VIII. Section6. Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities.

The first Meeting of the Board was held on May 1, 1975 in the Mineral Board Room – Natural Resources Building. The staff office was located in One American Place (American Bank Building) on the corner of North Street and Fourth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70825.

In April 1981 the staff office relocated to 151 Riverside Mall, (Third Street), Baton Rouge, LA 70801. In January 1986 the staff office relocated to 150 Third Street, Third Floor State Office Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70801. In 2002, the staff office relocated to its current address of 1201 North Third Street, Suite 7-300, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

The System Office name changed in June 1995 to the University of Louisiana System.

The Board name changed pursuant to Act 168 (Senate Bill 42 of the 1998 Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislative Session and the in the November 1999 Congressional Election. The new name became the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on December 4, 1998.

Board Chairs

1975 – 1980 Senator Harvey A. Peltier, Jr.
1980 - William C. Broadhurst
1981 - 1982 Wiley H. Sharp, Jr.
1983 - Cyrus J. Greco
1984 - 1985 Joseph J. Davies, Jr.
1986 - 1987 James E. Davison
1988 Bob F. Wright
1989 - 1990 Ray O. Wright
1991 – 1994 Barbara E. Turner
1995 – 1996 James E. Davison
1996 – 1997 E. Edward Barham
1997 - 1999 Carl Shetler
2000 - 2001 Andre Coudrain
2002 – 2003 Gordon Pugh
2004 – 2005 Michael H. Woods
2006 – 2007 Jimmy D. Long, Sr.
2008 – present Elsie P. Burkhalter


Chief of Board Staff

Executive Director Dr. William “Bill” Junkin (5/75 – 11/86)
System President D. J. Larry Crain, former President of SLU (12/86 – 4/1/90; Leave 10/1/89 – 3/30/90)
System President Dr. David C. McCormick (Acting 10/27/89 – 10/25/91)
System President Dr. James A. Caillier (Selected 10/25/91 – Interim as Delgado President until 2/1/92) System President from 2/1/92 – June 30, 1999 –On leave from January 1998 – June 1999.
Acting President Dr. Carroll Falcon (Appointed 1/12/98)
Acting President Mr. Bobby P. Jindal (Appointed 5/10/99)
System President Mr. Bobby P. Jindal (7/1/99 – 3/01)
System President Dr. Sally Clausen (7/1/01-present)

The Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities at its November 21, 1986 meeting approved a reorganization concept which changed the position of Executive Director to that of Chancellor or President of the System and appointed Dr. J. Larry Crain to serve as President effective 12/1/86.

The University of Louisiana System Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities at its June 29, 1995 meeting received the report of the 1995 Legislature that changed the System name to University of Louisiana System - (Act 45, Senate Bill No. 843, authored by Senators Picard and Brinkhous and Representatives McDonald, McFerren, Montgomery and Thompson).

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Cami Geisman
225.219.0270  |  Cami.Geisman@la.gov

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