2020 CLCU Conference

About The 2020 Conference

The 81st Annual Conference of Louisiana Colleges & Universities (CLCU) will be held on Wednesday, March 18, at Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing. This year’s conference will again have Faculty Panels, Student Panels, Keynotes and Panels on leading edge initiatives such as Cyber Threats to Higher Education.

The Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities was established with the purpose of improving postsecondary education in Louisiana. It serves as a communications medium for all institutions of higher education in the State and other constituents. The CLCU is comprised of representatives from Louisiana’s accredited two-year and four-year colleges and universities, as well as members of the Louisiana Board of Regents and the management boards for each system.

This year we will have the following agenda items:

  • Message from the Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Faculty Senate Panel
  • Higher Education Student Panel
  • Special agenda item on Cyber Security
  • Our annual Business Meeting, and More…

Important Conference Information:

  • March 18, at 8:00 am Conference Registration Opens.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and parking are included in the registration fee for CLCU!
  • CLCU Conference Registration will remain open through close of business, Monday, March 9.
  • Registration will be accepted through Eventbrite only.

Welcome Reception for LAWHE and CLCU attendees is at Bossier Parish Community College on Wednesday, March 17, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. RSVP will follow post-online registration.

We hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing you in Northwest Louisiana!

Posted in 2020 Conference

2018 Conference

2018 Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities Convenes on the Northshore!

Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) and Northshore Technical Community College hosted the 79th annual Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities on March 8, 2018 on the SLU campus in Hammond, LA.

Each year the Conference attracts higher education leaders and government officials from across the State to exchange ideas on the improvement of post-secondary education in Louisiana. As in year’s prior, faculty and staff from both public and private post-secondary institutions throughout Louisiana, legislative representatives, and various governmental officials attended the conference.

CLCU 2018 began with opening remarks from Dr. John Crain, President of Southeastern Louisiana University, and Dr. William S. Wainwright, CLCU President and Chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College.

Following opening remarks, Mr. Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. spoke about competitive edge and innovation in higher education today.

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Opening Keynote Speaker Michael Hecht, CEO
GNO, Inc.

Next on the agenda, a student panel facilitated by Dr. Wainwright, discussed expectations of students in a market driven economy. Students from higher education institutions both private and public in Louisiana demonstrated clear expectations related to higher education support and relevance of program of study to be competitive in a rapidly changing economy.

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Student Panelists L-R
Seth Lato, Political Science, Southeastern Louisiana University; Daniel Verret, Biology, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University; Abigail Cook, Nursing, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University; Alana Stevenson, Nursing, Southern University and A & M College; Elroy Manuel, General Studies, South Louisiana Community College; William Wainwright, Chancellor, Northshore Technical Community College

Prior to the convening of the morning’s second panel, facilitated by Dr. Robertson and focused on faculty senate concerns and recommendations, Dr. Joe Rallo, Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education, provided a brief update from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

CLCU continued during lunch with a panel dialog focused on innovation in higher education to be followed by the presentation of the 2018 CLCU Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award honors a Louisiana leader who has made significant and lasting contributions to the progress of higher education in the state. This year’s recipient was Dr. Tommy Warner, Chancellor Emeritus of Nunez Community College.

The afternoon continued with a presentation by Dr. Stanton McNeeley, President of Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (LAICU).

Dr. McNeeley spoke on the value of collaboration between Louisiana’s private and independent colleges and community colleges and public universities.

Next, Susana Schowen, Director, Workforce Initiatives for Louisiana Economic Development, led a presentation on STEM Gap Analysis.

The final item on the conference agenda was the 2018 CLCU Business Meeting and election of new officers. Following her term as president-elect, Dr. Luria Young, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Southern University A&M, succeeded to the office of CLCU President for 2018-19. Dr. William Wainwright, Chancellor at Northshore Technical Community College, will assume the role of Past-President.

Special thanks to the staff at Northshore Technical Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University, and to 2017-18 CLCU President, Dr. William Wainwright.

Posted in 2018 Conference

2018 CLCU Conference

2018 Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities Convenes on the Northshore!

Southeastern Louisiana University (SLU) and Northshore Technical Community College hosted the 79th annual Conference of Louisiana Colleges and Universities on March 8, 2018 on the SLU campus in Hammond, LA.

Each year the Conference attracts higher education leaders and government officials from across the State to exchange ideas on the improvement of post-secondary education in Louisiana. As in year’s prior, faculty and staff from both public and private post-secondary institutions throughout Louisiana, legislative representatives, and various governmental officials attended the conference.

CLCU 2018 began with opening remarks from Dr. John Crain, President of Southeastern Louisiana University, and Dr. William S. Wainwright, CLCU President and Chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College.

Following opening remarks, Mr. Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. spoke about competitive edge and innovation in higher education today.

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Next on the agenda, a student panel facilitated by Dr. Wainwright, discussed expectations of students in a market driven economy. Students from higher education institutions both private and public in Louisiana demonstrated clear expectations related to higher education support and relevance of program of study to be competitive in a rapidly changing economy.

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Prior to the convening of the morning’s second panel, facilitated by Dr. Robertson and focused on faculty senate concerns and recommendations, Dr. Joe Rallo, Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education, provided a brief update from the Louisiana Board of Regents.

CLCU continued during lunch with a panel dialog focused on innovation in higher education to be followed by the presentation of the 2018 CLCU Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award honors a Louisiana leader who has made significant and lasting contributions to the progress of higher education in the state. This year’s recipient was Dr. Tommy Warner, Chancellor Emeritus of Nunez Community College.

The afternoon continued with a presentation by Dr. Stanton McNeeley, President of Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (LAICU).

Dr. McNeeley spoke on the value of collaboration between Louisiana’s private and independent colleges and community colleges and public universities.

Next, Susana Schowen, Director, Workforce Initiatives for Louisiana Economic Development, led a presentation on STEM Gap Analysis.

The final item on the conference agenda was the 2018 CLCU Business Meeting and election of new officers. Following her term as president-elect, Dr. Luria Young, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Southern University A&M, succeeded to the office of CLCU President for 2018-19. Dr. William Wainwright, Chancellor at Northshore Technical Community College, will assume the role of Past-President.

Special thanks to the staff at Northshore Technical Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University, and to 2017-18 CLCU President, Dr. William Wainwright.

Posted in 2018 Conference