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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Allayne “Laynie” Barrilleaux
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Allayne “Laynie” Barrilleaux

Dr. Allayne “Laynie” Barrilleaux, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Allayne “Laynie” Barrilleaux became the vice president for Academic Affairs at Nicholls State University on July 1, 2010.

A native of Houma, Louisiana, Barrilleaux earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Louisiana State University. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Nicholls State University and a doctorate degree in management from Louisiana State University.

Barrilleaux joined Nicholls as an instructor of management in 1981 and moved through the academic ranks to full professor in 1998. During her tenure, she served as head of the department of management and marketing, liaison for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and assistant vice president for academic affairs. She has led Nicholls through successful reaffirmations of the university-wide regional accreditation and the NCAA recertification. Barrilleaux has been instrumental in securing various grants for the university and has publications in numerous journals. She has also been an active participant in SACS accreditation reviews throughout the world.

In the community Barrilleaux has been a member of numerous civic organizations and has served as President of the Thibodaux Rotary Club and on the Board of Directors for the Thibodaux Chamber of Commerce and United Way of South Louisiana. Barrilleaux has also served as a consultant and trainer for many for profit and not for profit organizations in the region.

Barrilleaux resides in Thibodaux and has two grown children.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs, the ranking academic officer of the University reporting to the President, acts as the chief administrative officer in the President’s absence. The Vice President for Academic Affairs directs and administers all operations and activities of the divisions of academic affairs.


  • Commencement is Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Stopher Gym. Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, and Nursing and Allied Health; 2:00 p.m. for the College of Education and University College. The public is invited to attend; no tickets necessary.
  • This summer Nicholls State University is partnering with the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to offer two unique opportunities to earn college credit while immersed in battlefield history. The programs include a unique study abroad opportunity on the battlefields of Normandy, France, and a week delving into history at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. For more information or to register for Normandy Academy, visit normandyacademy.org.

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