Spring 2024 • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 • Peltier Auditorium • 9:30 a.m.

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Refreshments


9:30 a.m.

Session I

Master of Ceremonies

Dr. Sue Westbrook
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Welcome and Opening Remarks

The State of the University

Dr. Jay Clune

Presentation of Awards

Dr. Sue Westbrook

Candies Family Endowed Professorship

Mr. Eugene Gouaux

Agnes Candies Endowed Professorship

Dr. Martin Meder

Wayne Patten #2 Endowed Professorship

Dr. Joshua Cogswell

Academic Affairs Award for Teaching Excellence (funded by Regions Bank)


College of Business Administration

Dr. Michael Chiasson

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences

Ms. Bridget Coddou

College of Liberal Arts

Ms. Tammy Rink

College of Nursing

Mr. Tommie Landry

College of Sciences & Technology

Dr. Sherry Foret

Top 10 Grant Winner Awards

Mrs. Debi Benoit
Director, Research and Sponsored Program

 Introduction of New Faculty

Dr. Todd Keller
Vice Provost

 Academic Master Plan – Review Goal Attainment

Dr. Sue Westbrook

 Title IX Update

Dr. Michele Caruso
Vice President for Student Affairs

 15 minute Break


Understanding Your Students and Taking

Colonel’s Orders to Take Care of Yourself

Dr. Marcus Hotaling
Director of the Eppler-Wolff Counseling Center at Union College
President, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors


 LUNCH BREAK  (own your own)

The Galliano Dining Hall is open.


Session II

College and Institute Faculty Meetings


Al Danos College of Business Administration

1:30 p.m., 113 Powell Hall

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

1:30 p.m., 125 Hill Hall

College of Liberal Arts and Chef John Folse Culinary Institute

1:30 p.m., Danos Theater

College of Nursing

1:30 p.m., 152 Ayo Hall

College of Sciences and Technology

1:30 p.m., Peltier Auditorium