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Dr. Ronald Berry has been named the 9th President of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The full Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System selected Berry with a 9-3-3 vote.

Dr. Berry is the Dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. 

The selection was postponed a week because of Hurricane Laura.

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System is meeting Tuesday, May 12, at 10 a.m. to name an interim president for the University of Louisiana Monroe.


President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., retires June 30.


The University of Louisiana Monroe has confirmed that one of its students has tested positive for COVID-19.


In a statement emailed Saturday to students, faculty and staff members, President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., said the student was a resident of on-campus housing and has checked out of the residence hall. The student is self-isolating at home with mild symptoms. Public health officials have been notified and are taking appropriate action.


ULM has taken a number of steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:

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The University of Louisiana at Monroe is transitioning all classses online beginning Thursday, March 19. The move follows a cancellation of all face-to-face classes for Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, March 18.

ULM President Nick Bruno released a letter to students, faculty and staff, providing updated information on preparations to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D., released a letter to the students, faculty and staff, providing information on the university’s preparations for the spread of coronavirus.

The president’s letter is as follows:

I want to keep you updated on the latest information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact to campus.

Bruno Wins Civic Award From Monroe Chamber

Feb 7, 2020
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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. 

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University of Louisiana at Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno has announced his intention to retire June 30, 2020.

In a letter to faculty, staff, and supporters. Bruno writes that today ULM is known as a medical science center. He writes that the next opportunities for the University "will take several years of coordination and commitment to be realized," and that he cannot commit the additional time required to do so.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe announces Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D., will give the keynote address at Summer-Fall 2019 Commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

 “Dr. Kim Hunter Reed is a national leader in higher education and we are privileged to have her speak at ULM’s Commencement ceremony,” said President Nick J. Bruno, Jr., Ph.D. “I believe the commissioner’s insight and experience will leave a lasting impression on our new graduates and their friends and family on this special occasion.”

ULM Hosts Seminar On The Impeachment Process

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With impeachment proceedings underway in D.C., misinformation and questions have been circulating around the country. The University of Louisiana at Monroe Political Science Department will host a seminar, "Impeachment 1001," to teach about the process and answer questions from guests. 

ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno approached political science professors about hosting a class on the impeachment process for the community. Dr. Jessica Schofield, one of ULM's Political Science professors, thought this was a great idea.

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The death of a woman whose body was discovered early Monday on the University of Louisiana Monroe campus has been ruled a suicide, according to President Nick J. Bruno.

Bruno was informed by ULM Police Chief Tom Torregrossa of the official cause of death on Wednesday afternoon.

“The unexpected loss of a life is a tragedy and ULM offers its condolences to the family,” stated Bruno. “Although she was not a student, she was a fellow human being and our sympathies are heartfelt.”

The woman has been identified as Kristin Marie Juneau, 35, no address, of Monroe.