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State of the University Address


Dear members of the University community,

Thank you for watching the 2021 State of the University address. Though we were unable to meet in person, I am glad we can still celebrate the University's successes over the last year and discuss the opportunities ahead.

I invite you to explore the additional documents and links found on this page. Most contain information I cited in the speech.

I also encourage you to engage in the University's strategic planning process by filling out the strategic planning feedback survey. Please take part in this important conversation that will define — and help us achieve — goals and opportunities in the years ahead.

Stay safe and Geaux Cajuns!

Dr. Joseph Savoie

Download Dr. Savoie's State of the University presentation >

Download Dr. Hebert's State of the University presentation >



Inclusive Excellence



Rankings & Recognition

In Memoriam

View the In Memoriam presentation slides >

Faculty and Staff

  • David Michael Babineaux, HVAC Superintendent, Facilities Management
  • Dr. Maurice W. duQuesnay, Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts
  • Carolyn Dural, Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • David "DJ" Dewayne Looney, Assistant Football Coach, Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns
  • Katie Rae Louviere, Division of Global Engagement


  • Samanatha Ann Cassanova, senior RN to BSN major
  • Ian Alexander Doherty, junior nursing major
  • Abigail Mbede Ebere, senior biology major
  • Marcus Scott Hair, senior professional land and resource management major
  • Arissa Ernestine Jones, senior child and family studies major
  • John Robert Jones, graduate student in architecture
  • Audrette Metoyer, graduate student in educational leadership
  • Andre' Christopher Touchet, senior industrial technology major