Dr. E. Joseph Savoie

Leadership & Administration

For over a century, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has offered exceptional academic experiences with the support and familial community tied to our Cajun and Creole cultures. The University’s dedicated leadership has made this possible and continues to move us forward in new and exciting ways.

It takes many people to successfully govern a nationally ranked research university. Our leaders ensure that we hold true to these values as we adapt to contemporary opportunities and challenges, advance research and innovation efforts for the betterment of society and the world, foster a more inclusive community, and cultivate creativity and collaboration among our students, faculty, and staff.

University Administration

Dr. Ramesh Kolluru
  • Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

John Blohm
  • Vice President for University Advancement
  • University of Louisiana Foundation CEO

University Council

The University Council of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a representative body, composed of administrators and additional campus leaders, that considers the activities of the University. It assists the president of the University in formulating policies. It advises the president, the provost, and other administrators of the University with attention to the educational objectives of the University and matters that affect the common interests of faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.

Dr. Ramesh Kolluru
  • Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

John Blohm
  • Vice President for University Advancement
  • University of Louisiana Foundation CEO

Dr. Jennifer Stephens
  • Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Chief Communications Officer

Paul Thomas
  • Associate Vice President for Administration & Finance

Phil Auter
  • Faculty Senate Executive Officer
  • Professor, Communication

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs provides leadership and strategic direction to the University's academic departments, schools, and programs in support of UL Lafayette's mission.

Blanca Bauer
  • Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs - Institutional Effectiveness

Associate Dean of Administration and Academic Affairs Dianne Olivier
  • Associate Dean of Administration and Academic Affairs
  • Professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership

MCOBA Dean Linda Nichols
  • Dean of B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

Lisa Broussard, associate professor, nursing
  • Interim Dean of College of Nursing & Health Sciences
  • Acadian Ambulance Emergency Nursing Professorship
  • Associate Professor

Azmy Ackleh
  • Dean of Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

Dr. Azmy S. Ackleh is a Professor of Mathematics, the R.P. Authement Endowed Chair and Eminent Scholar in Computational Mathematics and the Dean of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Bobbie Decuir
  • Dean of University College

Dr. Bobbie DeCuir is the Dean of University College.

Administration & Finance

Administration and Finance provides administrative, operational and physical infrastructure services to support our students, faculty and staff.

Paul Thomas
  • Associate Vice President for Administration & Finance

Duane Bailey
  • Deputy Director of Athletics/CFO
  • Director of University Auxiliary Services

Judith Maina
  • Director of Sponsored Programs Finance Administration & Compliance

Enrollment Management

Enrollment Management provides pre-college preparation, recruitment, transition, and student support services at the University.

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  • Executive Director for the Office of Student Financial Aid

Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Research, Innovation, and Economic Development is responsible for overseeing University functions related to sponsored research, and other associated activities.

Dr. Ramesh Kolluru
  • Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development

Kumar Das
  • Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development
  • Assistant Provost

Alan Cohen
  • Director of the Office of Innovation Management

Student Affairs

Student Affairs handles various offices and departments across campus that deal with essential aspects of our students' experience. From student involvement to campus safety, the Office of Student Affairs works hard to ensure that student life is always at it's best. 

Heidie Lindsey
  • Associate Dean of Students
  • Director of Student Engagement and Leadership

Chris S. Hayes
  • Director of Student Health Services
  • Staff Physician

University Advancement

University Advancement supports UL Lafayette by enhancing its image, keeping alumni involved, maintaining accurate information on alumni, donors, and friends of the University, raising necessary funds for professorships, scholarships and important programs, and encouraging a close relationship between the University and the community.

John Blohm
  • Vice President for University Advancement
  • University of Louisiana Foundation CEO

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  • Associate Vice President for University Engagement
  • Alumni Association CEO

Dr. Jennifer Stephens
  • Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing
  • Chief Communications Officer

Rebecca Doucet
  • Interim Associate Vice President for the Office of Development