The University of New Orleans (originally called Louisiana State University in New Orleans) was established by Act 60 of the 1956 Louisiana Legislature in the wake of a citizens’ movement to bring tax-supported higher education to the metropolitan area.
An ideal campus site was acquired when the United States Navy abandoned its air station on the shore of Lake Pontchartrain in late 1957. A quick renovation of barracks, 服务俱乐部, and other existing facilities made it possible to begin classes in September 1958, a year ahead of the original schedule. This marked the opening of the first racially integrated public university in the South. 共1个,460名学生, all freshmen and double the number originally anticipated, arrived for this occasion.
到1961年9月, when the new school had become a full four-year institution, 报名人数超过3人,000, and the faculty had grown from the original 63 to 150 members. A Junior Division had been established for the academic administration of freshmen, and senior academic divisions had been established in liberal arts, 在科学, and in business administration. Dr. 荷马L. 希特, the first employee and the chief administrative officer, had been promoted from Dean of LS网赌软件排行榜 to Vice President of LSU in Charge of LS网赌软件排行榜.
Two new permanent buildings, the Liberal Arts Building and the 科学 Building, and a central utilities plant were completed and in operation by the time of the first commencement in the spring of 1962. The initial class of graduating seniors numbered 116.
In the summer of 1962 the Vice President in Charge was designated Chancellor. This signaled the end of LS网赌软件排行榜’s status as a branch of the Baton Rouge campus.
9月, 1969, when the enrollment exceeded 10,000, LS网赌软件排行榜 became the second-largest university in Louisiana. By this time it had developed into a large academic complex embracing several colleges, 学校, 和研究机构, offering graduate work in many different fields and awarding both the master’s and doctoral degrees. 在2月份, 1974, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved a name change, and LS网赌软件排行榜 became the University of New Orleans. The new name more accurately defined the institution as the metropolitan campus of the LSU System.
到1983年秋天, 网赌软件排行榜 had an enrollment exceeding 16,000 and had five senior colleges: Liberal Arts, 科学, 教育, Business Administration, 和工程, in addition to its Junior Division and Graduate School. It also had a School of Urban and Regional Studies; a School of 酒店、餐厅 and 旅游 Administration; a School of Naval Architecture and Marine 工程; and various centers, institutes and divisions for specialized research.
网赌软件排行榜 suffered damage across campus during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but quickly resumed classes 42 days after the storm passed – a unique feat among area institutions during the fall of 2005. While enrollment dropped significantly, the university was able to streamline operations and refocus efforts on key programs that are nationally noted or ranked while still providing the best possible education for the people of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures hit us hard, but the story of 网赌软件排行榜 is about overcoming odds and building success at every turn. Since the storm, we have done just that.
The University of New Orleans has grown to become a major research university. Categorized as an SREB Four-Year 2 institution, as a Carnegie Doctoral/研究 University-Intensive, and as a COC/SACS Level VI institution, our students now enjoy a broad range of academic programs, nearly one-quarter of which are at the master’s or doctoral level. 除了, extracurricular activities, including NCAA intercollegiate athletics, an extensive program of intramural sports, and frequent exhibits and programs in music, 戏剧, 芭蕾舞, and the fine arts round out the student experience.
12月6日, 2011, the University of New Orleans officially became part of the University of Louisiana system.
在文化上, 社会, 在经济上, 和智力上, the University of New Orleans is one of the major assets of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana. The University has conferred over 70,000 degrees since the first graduating class of 116 in 1962. 网赌软件排行榜 has distinguished itself since 1958 and will continue to do so in the future.