Welcome 2018-04-05T17:39:52+00:00

7th Annual

Academic Summit 2018

Hosted by University of New Orleans

Welcome to Academic Summit 2018

Dr. Jim Henderson, President and CEO, University of Louisiana System

Dr. Jim Henderson

On behalf of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, we look forward to welcoming you to the University of New Orleans for the seventh annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit. We are grateful to UNO for hosting the Summit and look forward to taking in all that this beautiful campus has to offer including live jazz performances at the Sandbar.

Our strategic framework includes aspirations to expand student success, research, and financial stewardship. The Summit focuses on service-learning, undergraduate research and artistic expression. Gathering together as a System in this capacity is an opportunity to work toward our aspiration to leverage our collective research capacity to improve quality of life and stimulate economic growth.

I truly appreciate each faculty and staff member’s participation in the Summit. Many of you have dedicated significant time and effort in mentoring our student presenters. Know that your efforts are impactful and long-lasting. Student presenters, I am proud of the work you have done thus far and encourage you to continue your pursuit of education throughout your life.

I encourage everyone attending the Summit to take advantage of this opportunity and network with students, faculty and staff from your sister institutions throughout the state. Thank you for all you are doing to ensure the UL System makes Louisiana a better place.


Dr. Jim Henderson
President and CEO
University of Louisiana System

Dr. John Nicklow, President, The University of New Orleans

John Nicklow

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the campus of the University of Orleans for the 7th Annual University of Louisiana System Academic Summit. We are honored to have so many distinguished scholars on our campus. The summit is a showcase for outstanding research, scholarly activity and creative output. I consider the participants to be ambassadors for public higher education in Louisiana. We are truly proud of your accomplishments, and you deserve to be celebrated in this forum. I hope you enjoy your time on the campus of the University of New Orleans, the only public research university in the greater New Orleans area and an essential element of one of America’s most fascinating cities.


Dr. John Nicklow
The University of New Orleans