Welcome from the President


It is with both great pleasure and pride that I welcome you to the University of New Orleans. As a proud alumnus, I share the love and passion many of you feel for UNO. Great people are at the core of every great university, and based on the people I have met at UNO, I firmly believe that continued greatness is in our future.

I look forward to the coming weeks when I can spend more time getting to know as many of you as possible. I am ready to get to work and start the process of charting our course for the coming years. I recognize that while UNO has a storied history, it has endured more recent hardship than many universities will ever encounter. While we cannot change the events of the past, we can learn from them and use that resolve to turn tribulations into triumph. UNO, as a member of the University of Louisiana System, is poised to emerge from this period stronger than ever, and I am excited to be a part of that.

I realize that there is a lot of work to do, but I know that there is considerable talent and dedication already on campus to get the job done. My pledge to you is that no one will work harder than I do to lead UNO to the level of prominence and recognition our university deserves. Please join me in harnessing all of our resources to ensure that UNO achieves its full potential. By maintaining a positive attitude, being open to change and working with a common purpose, we WILL accomplish this goal.


President Peter J. Fos