August 2017 Board Action

 

AT&T DONATES $15,000 TO UL SYSTEM FOUNDATION

AT&T Aspire announced a $15,000 contribution to the University of Louisiana System Foundation to support 30 scholarships for first-generation college students enrolled in a STEM program at one of the Universities of Louisiana.

 "Without the support of AT&T, some of our highest achieving students would not be afforded the opportunity to reach their full potential," Jim Henderson, UL System President and CEO said. "With their help, more students in our state will have the support and resources they need to stay in school and graduate."

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NEW STUDENT BOARD MEMBER SWORN IN

Louisiana Tech Student Government Association President Benjamin Rice was sworn in as the student member of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System. Rice is a senior studying English Literature with minors in Spanish and economics. He plans to attend law school to pursue his interests in securities, corporate, and business law. Rice is a student recruiter and an orientation student leader.

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Southeastern Louisiana University President John Crain addresses the inaugural class of the Universities of Louisiana Management and Leadership Institute. The nine-month program will is designed to maximize participants' effectiveness in management roles. Participants represent a member of each universities' faculty and staff.

OTHER BOARD ACTION
Academic and Student Affairs Committee
Grambling:
 approval to enter into an Articulation Agreement with Austin Community College District.
Grambling: approval to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Louisiana Delta Community College.
Grambling: approval of a Letter of Intent to develop a new academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity. 
Grambling: approval or a Letter of Intent to develop a new academic program leading to a Ph.D. in Criminology and Justice Administration.
Grambling:  approval of a Teach-Out Plan for two discontinued degree programs. 
Nicholls: approval of a Proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. 
Northwestern: approval of a Letter of Intent to develop a new academic program leading to a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems. 
Southeastern: approval of a Letter of Intent to develop a new academic program leading to a Master of Science in Child Life.
ULM:  approval of a Proposal to offer a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Transportation Systems. 
UNO: approval of a Memorandum of Agreement with Loyola University of New Orleans for Dual Degree Programs in Physics (Loyola) and Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering (UNO). 
UNO: approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Guyaquil, Ecuador. 
University of Louisiana System:  approval of a System Universities' 2017-18 Promotions in Faculty Rank and Recommendations for Tenure. 

Athletic Committee
Northwestern: approval of a contract with Mr. Charles Adam Pennington, Associate Head Track and Field Coach, effective July 21, 2017.
Southeastern: approval of a contract with Mr. James Matthew Riser, Head Baseball Coach, effective July 1, 2017.
Southeastern: approval of a contract with Mr. Benjamin Andrew Gipson, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective July 1, 2017.
Southeastern: approval of a contract with Mr. Daniel Latham, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective July 1, 2017.
ULM: approval of a contract Mr. Ralph Nixon Floyd, Director of Athletics, effective July 21, 2017.
ULM: approval of a contract with Mr. Michael Anthony Federico, Head Baseball Coach, effective July 1, 2017.
ULM: approval of a contract with Mr. Joel Mangrum, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective July 6, 2017.
ULM: approval of a contract with Mr. Matthew Collins, Assistant Baseball Coach, effective July 6, 2017.

Facilities Planning Committee
LA Tech:
approval to name rooms and spaces within the new wing of the College of Business Building. 
LA Tech: approval to lease 5,085 square feet of space in Tech Pointe to Fenway Group in exchange for an annual rent of $86,445 for the purpose of fostering relationships with industry through the University's research and development technology transfer, and education activities. 
LA Tech: ratification of the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement approved by the ULS Executive Committee, as amended, and approval to enter into a Lease Agreement with Cyber Innovation Center, Inc., for the public purpose of meeting educational needs, providing cyber education, supporting research and development, supporting economic development, and engaging in veteran workforce development.
Southeastern: approval to name the Biology Building - Biology Building Addition the "Thelma Ryan Biological Sciences Building."
UL Lafayette: approval to demolish the Maintenance Shop & Office Building, Maintenance Lumber Shed, Central Receiving Building, Maintenance Warehouse, Bookstore Warehouse, Youth Park Restroom Building, Youth Park Softball Stadium Bleachers, and Parking Booth as part of the University's new Housing Project. 
UL Lafayette: approval of execution of supplemental leases between the University and Ragin' Cajun Facilities, Inc. in connection with the lease and lease-back of a portion of the University's campus to finance the cost of acquiring immovable property and financing the development, design, construction, demolition, and equipping of additional student housing, parking, and ancillary facilities. 
ULM: approval to demolish the ROTC rappelling tower on the campus of the University. 
ULM: approval to demolish the Greenhouse located at 501 Warhawk Way on the campus of the University.
ULM: approval to demolish the Older Worker Program house located at 600 Cole Avenue on the campus of the University. 
ULM: approval of the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Capital Outlay Budget Request and Institutions' Five-Year Capital Outlay Plans.

Finance Committee
Nicholls: 
approval of the execution of supplemental leases between the University and NSU Facilities Corporation in connection with the refunding or remarketing of all or a portion of the University's outstanding Series 2007 Bonds.
Nicholls: approval to enter into a 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: approval of a revision to the Law Enforcement Exemption and EMS/Paramedics and Fire Service Personnel Exemption.
UNO: approval of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement by and among the University, the City of Slidell, and Louisiana State University.
UNO: approval of a Memorandum of Understanding with The Center of Higher Learning NASA/John C. Stennis Space Center.
UNO: approval to repurpose the Olga Braunstein Endowed Professorship in Petroleum Geology.
University of Louisiana System: approval to establish LEQSF (8g) Endowed Professorships/First Generation Scholarships/Graduate Endowed Scholarships.
University of Louisiana System: acceptance of Fiscal Year 2016-17 Financial and Compliance and Federal Award Programs Representation Letters (a) Grambling State University, (b) Louisiana Tech University, (c) Nicholls State University, (d) Northwestern State University, (e) Southeastern Louisiana University, (f) University of Louisiana at Lafayette, (g) University of New Orleans, and (h) University of Louisiana System. 
University of Louisiana System: approval to create the For Our Future Award.

Personnel Committee:
Grambling: 
approval to appoint Dr. David C. Ponton, Jr. as Vice President for Student Affairs effective July 1, 2017.
Grambling: approval to appoint Dr. Donald White as Dean of the College of Business effective September 1, 2017.
McNeese: approval to appoint Dr. Lonnie Phelps as Interim Dean of the College of Business effective August 1, 2017.
McNeese: approval to appoint Dr. Michael Buckles as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts effective August 1, 2017.
Southeastern: approval to appoint Dr. Paula Calderon as Dean of the College of Education effective August 27, 2017.
Southeastern: approval to appoint Dr. Antoinette Phillips as Dean of the College of Business effective July 30, 2017.
UL Lafayette: approval to appoint Dr. J. Bret Becton as Dean of the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration effective July 1, 2017.
ULM: approval to appoint Dr. Christopher Michaelides as Interim Dean of the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences effective July 1, 2017.
ULM: approval to appoint Dr. Glenn Anderson as Dean of the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Dean of the School of Pharmacy effective August 1, 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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