President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D. was the recipient of the 55th Rambin-Silverstein Memorial Civic Award at the Monroe Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet on February 6, 2020.
The Rambin-Silverstein Memorial Civic Award recognizes a resident of Northeast Louisiana who has demonstrated achievement, leadership, and service for the benefit of the greater community.
The award was presented by David Hampton, President of Progressive Bank and member of the ULM Foundation Board of Trustees.
Bruno is a Louisiana native with a 40-year career in Louisiana higher education. He is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA. He later earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Mississippi.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Bruno served at the University of Louisiana System as Vice President for Business Affairs. His previous work included serving as the Vice President of Business Affairs at the University of Louisiana Monroe and as an adjunct faculty member at Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business.
In addition to his higher education experience, Bruno is regionally and nationally recognized for his consulting expertise. He has conducted numerous professional development programs for national professional organizations.
He and his wife Linda have three children, son Steven and daughters Christina and Victoria and grandson, Porter.