University of Louisiana System CLOSEPRINT

December 2016 Board Action

2017 BOARD CHAIR ELECTED

Today the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System elected Al Perkins as board chair and Mark Romero as vice chair. Perkins selected James Carter as parliamentarian. The new slate of officers will be sworn in at the Jan. 6 Board meeting.

DR. RENEAU CELEBRATES HIS TENURE AS INTERIM SYSTEM PRESIDENT

Today marks the final Board meeting with Interim System President Dan Reneau. During the meeting Reneau bid the System farewell as he passes the helm to System President-Elect Jim Henderson who begins his duties after the first of the year.

“Dr. Reneau has been an incredible leader throughout the past 12 months,” Board Chair Beau Martin said. “He remained in the position three times longer than we initially asked, led three presidential searches and endured three legislative sessions with grace and tenacity. He will certainly be missed.”

Reneau, who served as Louisiana Tech’s president for 23 years, looks forward to returning to retirement with his wife of 55 years, Linda.

NSU NAMES BUILDING IN MEMORY OF LONG


Jimmy D. Long Sr. with Governor Edwin Edwards and other dignitaries during the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts ribbon cutting. Circa 1985

Today the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System approved naming the Northwestern State University Student Services Center the Jimmy D. Long Student Services Center.

Long served on the UL System Board for 15 years and served in the Louisiana House of Representatives for 32 years. He was a champion for education in the state and chaired the House Education Committee for 16 years. Long was integral in establishing the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, a residential high school in Natchitoches for gifted and talented students.

ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Grambling: approval to award an Honorary Baccalaureate Degree in Management to Mr. Scott Cameron Miller.
Nicholls: approval to award an Honorary Doctorate of Science to Dr. Kevin Kit Parker at the Fall Commencement Exercises.
ULM: approval to move its gerontology program (MA in Gerontology and PBC in Gerontological Studies) and associated faculty from the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Professions to the College of Business and Social Sciences, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

ATHLETIC COMMITTEE

Grambling: approval of a contract with Mr. Paul Bryant, Athletic Director, effective January 1, 2017.
Southeastern: approval of a contract with Mr. Jay Ladner, Head Men’s Basketball
Coach, effective December 1, 2016.
ULM: approval of contractual amendments with Mr. Mike Collins, Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Football Coach, effective November 7, 2016.
ULM: approval of contractual amendments with Mr. Matt Kubik, Offensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Football Coach, effective November 7, 2016.
UNO: approval of a contract with Mr. Benjamin Dalton, Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach, effective November 1, 2016.       

FACILITIES PLANNING COMMITTEE

McNeese: approval to name the 2nd Floor Conference Room in the SEED Center the “David Conner Board Room.” 
McNeese: approval to enter into a design and construction contract for the reconstruction of the Drew Hall Parking Lot.
Northwestern: approval to name the Student Services Center the “Jimmy D. Long Student Services Center.”
Northwestern: approval to enter into and execute a Ground and Buildings Lease Agreement with a non-profit entity that will in turn execute a sublease with CCHM Management Holdings Corp., or related company, for the ren     ovation of Varnado Hall to provide additional dormitory space.
UL Lafayette: approval to waive the leasing requirements of Policy and Procedures Memorandum FP-VI.IV.-1a Immovable Property as they relate to the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise (LITE) Facility, and authorize the President of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to lease space in the LITE Facility to tenants.
ULM: approval to accept donation of a vacant lot located at 801 North McGuire Avenue from the University of Louisiana Monroe Facilities, Inc.
Northwestern:  approval to name the Caspari Third Floor Conference Room in the Administration Building the “Dr. James B. Henderson Conference Room.”
ULM:  approval to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the University of Louisiana Monroe Facilities, Inc. relating to the purchase of certain property adjacent to the campus of the University. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

LA Tech: approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Bossier Parish Community College for Sharing Faculty/Staff Development Opportunities.
LA Tech: approval to establish the George Leroy Erskine, Jr. Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship.
McNeese: approval to assess a $6 per credit hour general fee pursuant to House Bill 152 of the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
McNeese: approval to reduce domestic non-resident tuition and fees effective Fall 2017 as allowed by Act 455 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
UL Lafayette: approval to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise Commission (LITE).   
UL Lafayette: approval to establish the James Moncus Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Superior Graduate Student Scholarship in Nursing II.
ULM: approval to establish two new Endowed Chairs:
(a) B.W. Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Business; and
(b) ULM Endowed Chair in Agriculture
ULM: approval to establish eight new Superior Graduate Student Endowed Scholarships:
(a) Kitty DeGree SGS Endowed Scholarship (MPA)
(b) R.D. Castles SGS Endowed Super Fellowship (MFT)
(c) Elsie Webb SGS Endowed Super Scholarship in Business (MBA)
(d) Elsie Webb SGS endowed Super Scholarship in Education (MEd/EdD)
(e) Ted D. Price Memorial SGS Endowment in Pharmacy
(f) Carolyn Thom Sullivan SGS Endowment in Nursing
(g) Ken & Mary Renwick SGS Endowment (MFT)
(h) TLC-Scaccia SGS Endowment in Pharmacy

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Grambling: approval to appoint Mr. Marc Newman as Vice President for Advancement, Research, and Economic Development effective November 1, 2016.
Northwestern: approval to appoint Dr. Vickie Gentry as Interim Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs effective January 1, 2017.
Northwestern: approval to appoint Dr. Joseph Christopher Maggio as Acting President effective January 1, 2017.
Southeastern: approval to appoint Dr. Eric Summers as Vice President for Student Affairs effective October 1, 2016.
UNO: approval to appoint Dr. Mahyar A. Amouzegar as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs effective January 9, 2017.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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


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