State of the University Address


Dear members of the University community,

Thank you for watching the 2022 State of the University address. I invite you to explore the additional documents and links found on this page. Many contain information I cited in the speech.

Geaux Cajuns!

Dr. Joseph Savoie

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News from the event



Inclusive Excellence



Rankings & Recognition

In Memoriam

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Faculty and Staff

  • Dr. Maurice W. duQuesnay, Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Katie Rae Louviere, Division of Global Engagement
  • Dr. John R. Meriwether, Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences
  • Gail Heinbach Savoie, First Lady, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


  • JonTerez A. Broussard, freshman, marketing
  • Samantha Ann Fejka Cassanova, senior, nursing
  • Abigail Mbede Akpan Ebere, senior, biology
  • Jeffrey Dean Frazier, senior, general studies
  • Marcus Scott Hair, senior, professional land and resource management
  • Destiny Rose Hargrave, junior, biology
  • Audrette Slaughter Metoyer, graduate students, educational leadership/K-12 leadership education
  • Stanford Sourydeth Philavong, senior, general studies
  • Gage Weakley, junior, environmental science