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March 2016 Board Action

BOARD NAMES NICKLOW UNO PRESIDENT

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System today named Dr. John Nicklow, provost and vice president of academic affairs at UNO, president of the University of New Orleans. Click here for more information.


SEARCH FIRM HIRED FOR SYSTEM PRESIDENT SEARCH

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has contracted with R.H. Perry and Associates to conduct a search for the new System president. The deadling for applicants is April 15. The firm should have recommendations to present to the Board at its April 28 meeting. The Board hopes to interview finalists in May. Dr. Sandra Woodley resigned as president late last year. Dr. Dan Reneau is serving as interim president. Visit ULSystem.edu/ULSSearch for updates about the search process including a preferred candidate profile.

FLOOD DAMAGE

Several UL System campuses have been impacted by recent flooding in the state. Below are the early estimates of damages resulting from the event:

LA TECH $35,000
NORTHWESTERN $350,000
SOUTHEASTERN $435,000
GRAMBLING $2.75 million
ULM $100,000

OTHER BOARD ACTION

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Grambling: approval to award an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Ms. Denise Young-Smith and Mr. Thomas Moorehead at the Spring Commencement Exercises.
LA Tech: approval to split the B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Promotion into two degree programs:  B.S. in Health Promotion and B.S. in Health Sciences. 
McNeese: approval to award an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Ms. Willie Landry Mount at the Spring Commencement Exercises.
McNeese: approval to terminate two Post Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) programs effective May 2016:  PBC in Accounting for Financial Analysis and PBC in Human Resources Management. 
McNeese: approval of a Proposal for a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.
ULM: approval of a Letter of Intent for a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Dance.
ULM: approval of a Letter of Intent for a Bachelor of Science degree program in Chemistry.
UNO: approval to award an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa to Mr. Li Jinyuan and Mr. Jon Landau at the Spring Commencement Exercises.
UNO: approval to merge the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Liberal Arts. 
UNO: approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Putian University.  

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE

McNeese: approval of a contract with Lance D. Guidry, Head Football Coach, effective December 16, 2015.
McNeese: approval to update the McNeese State University policy permitted under the NCAA Bylaw 11.3.2.3 relating to supplemental pay for coaches.
Northwestern: approval of a contract with Jay Thomas, Head Men’s Football Coach, effective March 1, 2016.
ULM: approval of contracts with Matt Viator, Head Men’s Football Coach, effective February 1, 2016; Mike Collins, Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Football Coach, effective January 4, 2016; and Matt Kubik, Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Football Coach, effective January 4, 2016.
ULM: approval to amend the August 21, 2013 Management Agreement with the ULM Athletic Foundation effective October 6, 2015.

FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE

LA Tech: approval to demolish the Equine Center Office and Barn and the Equine Utility Building  located on the Louisiana Tech University South Campus.
LA Tech: approval to demolish the facility located at the intersection of Homer Street and West Texas Avenue.
McNeese: approval to rename its baseball stadium Joe Miller Ballpark.
Nicholls: approval to demolish the Bayou Side Wharf Structure.
Northwestern: approval to sell the Alice Estelle Dear Property located in Grant Parish, Louisiana. 
UL Lafayette: approval of the Lease and Leaseback documents to develop and implement Tier II of the University’s Athletic Master Plan including additions and renovations to M.L. Tigue Moore Baseball Stadium utilizing Ragin’ Cajun Facilities, Inc. (RCFI), a 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation.
ULM: approval to demolish a storage building located at 4001 Bon Aire Drive on the campus of the University.
Nicholls: approval to rename the Production Kitchen in Bistro Ruth in the Lanny D. Ledet Culinary Arts Building to The Lorio Foundation Kitchen at Bistro Ruth.
Nicholls: approval to rename the Mary M. Danos Theater in Talbot Hall to the Mary and Al Danos Theater.
Southeastern: approval to develop and release a Request for Proposals pursuant to an Act of Exchange for Southeastern’s Baton Rouge Nursing Center located at 4849 Essen Lane. 
UL Lafayette: approval of the Ground Lease for the UL Lafayette – CGI IT Center of Excellence to Ragin’ Cajun Facilities, Inc.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Nicholls: approval of a revised Organization Chart for 2015-16.
UL Lafayette: approval to rename the Laborde & Neuner/LEQSF Regents Professorship to NeunerPate/LEQSF Regents Professorship. 
UL System: approval to establish LEQSF (8g) Endowed Professorships/First Generation Scholarships/Superior Graduate Scholarships at McNeese, Nichollse, Northwestern, Southeastern, UL Lafayette, ULM and UNO.
UL System: approval of payments made by nonprofit organizations to employees of the University of Louisiana System during Fiscal Year 2015 in accordance with provision of Louisiana Revised Statute (R.S.) 17:3390(F).
Grambling: approval to place a monetary referendum on a Student Election Ballot.
Grambling: approval to restructure outstanding bonds issued through the Black & Gold Facilities Corporation and the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority.
LA Tech: approval to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with ELS Educational Services, Inc.
UL System: report of Fiscal Year 2015 – 16 second quarter financial reports and ongoing assurances.
UL System: report of financial status of alternatively financed projects for the six months ended December 31, 2015.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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


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