December 2015 Board Action

DECEMBER 2015 BOARD ACTION

RENEAU NAMED INTERIM SYSTEM PRESIDENT

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System named Dr. Dan Reneau as interim system president. Reneau retired in 2013 after serving for 26 years as president of Louisiana Tech.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Reneau lead our System during this time of transition," System Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert said. "His vast experience, not just in higher education but within the UL System, made him the ideal candidate for the job."

The System's president, Dr. Sandra Woodley, announced her resignation in November. She will step down as president at the end of the year but will remain on staff in an advisory capacity through March 15. Dr. Woodley has served as System president since January 2013.

 

UL SYSTEM BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS 

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System elected its 2016 officers.  Jimmie "Beau" Martin Jr. of Cut Off will serve as chair, Edward Crawford III of Shreveport will serve as vice chair and Kelly Faircloth of Pineville will serve as parliamentarian.  The new officers will take the oath of office at the Jan. 8 meeting in Baton Rouge.


OTHER BOARD ACTION:

 

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE:

LA Tech: approval to modify the Title and CIP code for the Associate of General Studies and the Bachelor of General Studies degree programs to Associate of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies. 
Nicholls: approval of a Proposal for a Graduate Certificate in Dietetic Internship.
Nicholls: approval of a Letter of Intent for a Bachelor of Science degree program in Computing Technologies. 
Nicholls: approval to terminate the Bachelor of Science degree program in Athletic Training.
Nicholls: approval to terminate the Bachelor of Science degree program in Communicative Disorders. 
Northwestern: approval of a Proposal for a Graduate Certificate in Writing for Business, Industry and Technology. 
Northwestern: approval of a Letter of Intent for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Environmental Chemistry. 
UL Lafayette: approval of a Letter of Intent for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT).    
ULM: approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Hong Kong Shue Yan University.
ULM: approval of an Agreement of Academic Cooperation with Kainan University, Republic of China, Taiwan.
ULM: approval of an Agreement of Academic Cooperation with Mid-Western University, Nepal.
UNO: approval to merge the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology. 
UNO: approval to offer an Existing Academic Program, Master of Science in Engineering Management, through Distance Learning Technologies.
GRAMBLING: approval of a Consortium Agreement with the University of Phoenix. (DEFERRED UNTIL JAN. 8 MEETING) 

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE

LA Tech: approval to extend its Management Agreement with the Louisiana Tech University Foundation through June 30, 2027.
Nicholls: approval of a contract with Mr. Seth Thibodeaux, head baseball coach, effective July 1, 2015.
Southeastern Louisiana University: approval of its revised Athletics and Performance Complimentary Home Ticket Policy.

FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE

LA Tech: approval to demolish the Early Childhood Education Center building. 
McNeese: approval to demolish the Cowboy Diamond Restrooms/Concessions Building located on the University's Athletic Campus.
Nicholls: approval of the form and authorization to execute an Amended and Restated Ground and Facilities Lease Agreement and an Amended and Restated Agreement to Lease with Option to Purchase, each between the University and NSU Facilities Corporation, to refund the Series 2006 Bonds.
ULM: approval to enter into a 10-year lease agreement for the University's bookstore operations with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, effective March 1, 2016.
ULM: approval of the form and authorization to execute a Ground and Buildings Lease Agreement and an Agreement to Lease with Option to Purchase, each between the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, acting on behalf of the University, and University of Louisiana at Monroe Facilities, Inc., in connection with the issuance of the Bonds described herein to finance the construction of sorority housing on the campus of the University.
ULM: approval of the form and authorization to execute an Amended and Restated Ground and Buildings Lease Agreement and an Amended and Restated Agreement to Lease with Option to Purchase, each between the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, acting on behalf of the University, and University of Louisiana at Monroe Facilities, Inc., in connection with the issuance of the Bonds described herein to finance the construction of a student center on the campus of the University.

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE

LA Tech: approval to convert the Elva J. Mann Eminent Scholar Chair in Human Ecology to Elva J.Mann Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships 1 - 11.
LA Tech: approval to convert the Virginia S. Thompson Endowed Chair in Finance to Virginia S.Thompson Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarships 1 - 10.
UL Lafayette: approval to rename/reclassify the J.J. & Helen Burdin/BORSF Endowed Professorship in Ethics to J.J. Burdin M.D. and Helen B. Burdin/BORSF Endowed Professorship in Louisiana Studies. 
UL Lafayette: approval to rename the Olga Richard Schilling/BORSF Professorship in Business Systems, Analysis and Technology to Olga Schilling/BORSF Professorship in Business. 
UL System: discussion of Fiscal Year 2015 - 16 first quarter financial reports and ongoing assurances.

BOARD CHAIR'S BUSINESS

UL Lafayette: approval of a resolution authorizing the President of the University to take any and all appropriate actions against any standardized testing service and affiliated entities, for and on behalf of the Board.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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