About The Office of the President
The University of New Orleans is a comprehensive metropolitan 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.
The University of New Orleans will be recognized as one of the preeminent metropolitan 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.
The University of New Orleans, as an metropolitan 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, engineering, liberal arts, education & human development, and sciences — as well as interdisciplinary studies.
- President Peter J. Fos
2012 - 2016
- Chancellor Timothy P. Ryan
2003 - 2010
- Chancellor Gregory M. St. L. O'Brien
1987 - 2003
- Chancellor Cooper R. Mackin
1983 - 1987
- Chancellor Leon J. V. Richelle
1980 - 1983
- Chancellor Homer L. Hitt
1958 - 1980