University of Louisiana at Monroe
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a multipurpose, state-assisted institution of higher education which offers high quality academic and experiential opportunities to meet the academic, cultural, vocational, social, and personal needs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. With over 8,000 students and steadily increasing enrollment, UL Monroe is known for its excellence in a variety of academic areas and a faculty that focuses on students.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is part of the thriving community of Monroe, the urban center of the eleven parishes that comprise northeast Louisiana. UL Monroe enjoys the benefit of being in the heart of Louisiana culture and recreation at its finest. Ouachita Parish and the surrounding area offer many regional fairs and festivals throughout the year as well as an abundance of water activities on the Bayou DeSiard and the Ouachita River. Monroe is nestled in the cradle of the Delta, the birthplace of rhythm and blues, unique folkways, scenic views, intriguing archeological sites, and some of the best food in the world.
The University has earned a reputation as an institution defined by faculty excellence in teaching and research. Students have eighty-five degree programs from which to choose within four colleges, ranging from associate to doctoral degrees. Teaching and learning at UL Monroe continues to break barriers as teachers and students become increasingly computer literate and more at ease with using new technology. The result is an integrated, interactive learning environment that more accurately reflects a student’s future workplace. The University is home to the state’s public pharmacy program and toxicology center and offers many health-related degrees to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers. UL Monroe’s graduates consistently do well on national licensing exams.
Classroom instruction is only one part of life at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The warm, friendly environment found on campus helps its students to feel a strong sense of community. More than 120 student organizations on campus allow students to make friends while developing leadership skills and serving the community. In addition to campus organizations, many students are also active volunteers, who donate time and talents to service and civic organizations, and many other worthwhile causes.
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a leader for Louisiana in research, economic development, and partnerships with the community. It produces more professionals in the region than any other university. The campus is vibrant place where scientists conduct cutting-edge research, where business leaders meet to create innovative strategies, and where students are educated for demanding careers. At UL Monroe, students come first.
DR. NICK J. BRUNO, PRESIDENT
On Nov. 8, 2010, Dr. Nick J. Bruno became the eighth president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe after more than 30 years of work in Louisiana higher education.
A Louisiana native, President Bruno arrived at ULM from the University of Louisiana System, where he managed the business, financial and facility operations as the System's vice president for business affairs. Prior to his appointment at the UL System, he served as vice president for business affairs at ULM, helping revitalize the campus during a critical juncture in the university's history.