Academic Affairs

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Provost James E. Payne

Dr. James E. Payne is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. With over two decades of experience in higher education, Dr. Payne has been recognized nationally and internationally for his research productivity.

James E. Payne

Welcome to the University of New Orleans — "The Heartbeat of the Crescent City." As the only public, urban research university in Louisiana, UNO is uniquely positioned to serve the most diverse student population in the state. Read More

About Academic Affairs

Mission

The University of New Orleans is a comprehensive urban research university committed to providing educational excellence to a diverse undergraduate and graduate student body. The University is one of the region’s foremost public resources, offering a variety of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the region’s industry, culture and economy. The University of New Orleans, as a global community asset, serves national and international students and enhances the quality of life in New Orleans, the state, the nation, and the world, by participating in a broad array of research, service learning, cultural and academic activities.

Vision

The University of New Orleans will be recognized as one of the preeminent urban research institutions in the nation, noted for its commitment to excellence in teaching and in student success; its location in a culturally vibrant city; its innovative and relevant undergraduate, graduate, professional and research programs; and its role as a primary engine of social, economic, intellectual and cultural development in the New Orleans region and beyond.

Scope

The University of New Orleans, as an urban research university, offers a number of challenging and in-demand programs, many of which are uniquely linked to the rich and vibrant city of New Orleans. The University of New Orleans grants baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees in  academic colleges, including but not limited to  business administration, education and human development, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences — as well as interdisciplinary studies.