We have recently advanced our master planning process, a parallel effort to our strategic visioning efforts. The University’s strategic plan drives the master plan, which outlines architectural, traffic, landscaping and other planning decisions for the future ― and helps to guide the University as we make financial, building and design choices. People have asked me [...]
Another initiative that could have an impact on enrollment is restoration of the University’s human performance and health promotion program, which fell victim to state budget cuts in 2008-2009 when the state experienced an economic recession. At its height, the HPHP program had about 450 students and offered coursework in physical education, kinesiology, nutrition and [...]
A top priority of mine as University president is to expand our current honors program into a full-fledged Honors College. In September, I named Dr. Abu Kabir Mostofa Sarwar, a professor of earth and environmental science at UNO, director of the University’s honors program. We have set a new direction and are extremely excited. Dr. [...]
We continue working to expand scholarship opportunities at the University of New Orleans to help draw high-ability students and ensure that students from around the world have increased access to our academic programs. The top scholarship at UNO is the Homer L. Hitt Presidential Scholarship, named for the University’s first leader. The scholarship is a [...]
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Peter Fos '72 is the first president of the University of New Orleans and a proud UNO alumnus. Notes from the Lakeshore is his first blog.