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    University of Louisiana Lafayette
  Jan 21, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Organizational Structure of the University

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the University and coordinate the work of the other University Vice Presidents. She also acts as chief administrative officer in the absence of the University President. The Provost oversees the implementation of the University's academic mission and has broad responsibility for its faculty, academic programs, and academic policies. The Provost administers the University's eight degree-granting colleges: the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration; the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; and the Colleges of the Arts; Liberal Arts; Education; Engineering; General Studies; Nursing and Allied Health Professions and Graduate Studies. Also included in the Academic Affairs area are academic functions and student support services administered through the Academic Success Center; the University Honors Program; the Student-Athlete Academic Center; the Office of Academic Planning and Faculty Development; the University Libraries; the University Art Museum; University College; Continuing Education; and Institutional Research.

Vice President for Administration and Finance
Jerry Luke LeBlanc, B.S

The Vice President for Administration and Finance administers the business and information technology functions of the University. Business functions include budgeting, internal auditing, payroll, purchasing, personnel services, accounting, physical facilities, and some auxiliary enterprises such as the campus public radio station KRVS, the University Bookstore, and farm operations. Within information technology, the VPAF oversees computing support services and information systems. Currently, the Business and Financial Affairs Area is overseen by two Assistant Vice Presidents, the Assistant Vice President for Financial Services and the Assistant Vice President for Business Services.

Vice President for Enrollment Services
DeWayne K. Bowie, Ph.D.

The Vice President for Enrollment Services administers the student recruitment and enrollment support services of the University. The VPES oversees the offices of Enrollment Services, Admissions, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Orientation. The VPES works with the academic affairs area to improve students' academic performance and completion of their degree programs.

Vice President for Research
Ramesh Rolluru Ph.D.

The Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies oversees all graduate programs, research activities, economic development, and technology transfer activities of the University. Within this area, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists faculty who seek external funding for their research. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies also builds alliances with local, regional, state, and national business, governmental and industrial leaders that will result in bringing funding, equipment, services, and other resources to the University. The VPRGS oversees the operation of some forty research centers and institutes

Vice President for Student Affairs
Patricia F. Cottonham, M.S.

The Vice President for Student Affairs administers all non-academic student programs, facilities, and services. The various offices of the Student Affairs area strive to ensure the welfare of all students and to enhance the quality of student life. The VPSA oversees student housing, the Student Union, food services, student publications, student health services, and student government, among other programs and functions. Additional information about these and other student programs and services can be found in the UL Lafayette Student Handbook, published annually.

Vice President for University Advancement
John Blohm

The Vice President for University Advancement has broad responsibility for offices through which the University interfaces with its various external constituencies, particularly in the interest of building knowledge of and support for the University's programs and initiatives. The University Advancement area includes Alumni Affairs; Advancement Services; the Office of Development; Communications and Marketing. The VPUA serves as the University's liaison with the UL Lafayette Foundation.