This isn’t just a job for me. This is my passion. I understand the responsibility with which I have been entrusted. I’m thrilled to be the president because I believe in the value of higher education, I believe in Nicholls State University and I believe in the Bayou Region.

Welcome from Dr. Jay Clune

Thank you for your interest in Nicholls State University. We are proud of our university and are pleased that you are taking time to learn how Nicholls will help you achieve your future goals.

If you are a prospective student and want to achieve your dreams, I can promise you a strong commitment by the faculty and staff to help you succeed. We are here totally for you. We are committed to giving you the best possible “education with a personal touch.”

I invite you to visit our campus and talk to the students, faculty and staff members in the area of study that is of interest to you. You will be pleased to learn that we offer a wide variety of accredited programs to exceed your expectations and meet your educational needs.

If you are a parent of a current or future Nicholls student, I applaud your personal interest in your son or daughter. I assure you that the welfare of students is among our foremost concerns. We are committed to helping your son or daughter succeed in the classroom and, eventually, in his or her chosen career.

If you are a prospective employee, I am pleased that you are exploring the possibility of applying for a position at Nicholls. Nicholls is an equal opportunity institution and is successful because of the commitment and professionalism of its faculty and staff.

If I can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may e-mail me at jay.clune@nicholls.edu or call (985) 448-4003.

Dr. Jay Clune

6th President of Nicholls State University


Dr. Jay Clune became president of Nicholls State University on Jan. 1, 2018. Before he was named President, Dr. Clune served in multiple administrative posts at the University of West Florida. He has more than two decades of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator. A Houma native, Dr. Clune has degrees from Nicholls State University and Louisiana State University. Dr. Clune is married to Allison and is the father of two daughters, Gabrielle and Caroline.


Office Location:
Picciola Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2001
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: (985) 448-4003
Email: jay.clune@nicholls.edu