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University Senate discuss upcoming changes at Loyola

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Akilah Morris

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The University Senate’s first meeting back in session announced new deans, mentioned that some colleges and departments are still searching to fill positions and an update on the Equilibrium plan.

After four decades as Dean of the Music and Fine Arts department at Loyola University New Orleans, Anthony Decuir retired and was replaced by Kern Maas on Feb. 1.

Lorraine Chotin, assistant to the provost, said that candidates are being interviewed for the dean of
law position.

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has an interim dean, Patricia Pearce. They will begin the search for a new dean following the selection of the new
law dean.

The Equilibrium Update, a plan for the University to balance revenues and expenses, has a set goal of saving $25 million.

According to Manganaro, Loyola plans to see the adjustments of the $25 million by 2020-2021.

According to Manganaro’s presentation, some factors that affect reaching this goal is the drop in undergraduate enrollment, TOPS funding and the University endowment.


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