Faculty and Staff Institute
Date: Monday, August 8, 2022
Time: 8:15am (coffee/refreshments) | 9:00am (start)
Location: Friedman Student Union Ballroom

The Institute will include a State of the University address, recognition of our Endowed Chairs and Professors, Excellence in Teaching Awards, Outstanding Advisor Award, and introduction of new Faculty and Staff. A panel discussion will follow, focused on Academic planning, the University Budget, Strategic Initiatives, Economic Development opportunities, and Recruiting/Retention efforts.

Following the Institute, the Faculty/Staff luncheon will be held at Iberville Dining Hall beginning at 11:30am.

NSU Registration Days
All four sessions of NSU Registration Days are now complete. A special thanks goes out to all admissions counselors, financial aid officers, registrar professionals, academic deans and advisors, and faculty for assisting students with the registration process. Thanks to your efforts, 103 students were supported and are ready for the Fall 2022 semester 👏.

I commend Director of Enrollment, Van Erikson, and Assistant Director of Recruiting for Transfer and Graduate Students, Emily Miller, for their determinations in launching NSU Registration Days.

NSU Child & Family Network
I traveled to Shreveport on Monday to visit the NSU Child & Family Network to learn more about their mission of assisting early learning programs in Northwest and Central Louisiana. The NSU Child & Family Network is a part of the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development and provides professional development, resources for providers, and referrals for families.

AMT Graduation
On Tuesday, I attended the graduation ceremony for the AMT program on the CLTCC campus. I had the honor of presenting Northwestern State diplomas and a letter of congratulations to five graduates.

I applaud the following students on their graduation from the AMT program:

  • Cody Tibbets
  • Justin Jacobs
  • Jay LaTour
  • Kylab McMahon
  • Christian Luke Holloway

ULS Presidents Retreat
I am currently in Baton Rouge attending a Presidents Retreat, hosted by Dr. Jim Henderson and the University of Louisiana System. Some of the topics covered at the retreat are Deloitte Higher Education Consulting, Federal and State Opportunity, Policy Discussion, COVID, Reginald F. Lewis Scholars, Compete LA, Maritime Academy, IT, and Cybersecurity.

Dr. Marcus D. Jones
Northwestern State University