The longtime member of the nursing faculty will succeed Dr. Gail Poirrier. Poirrier has served as dean for 17 years, and will retire July 1.
Dr. Jeff Sandoz, assistant professor in UL Lafayette's College of Education, has donated a substantial collection of history videos and books to Dupré Library.
The collection includes The World at War (HBO), Brute Force: The Definitive History of War Technology (A&E), Battlefield [WWII] (Time-Life), Land of the Eagle [about America] (Time-Life), Hitler: The Whole Story (A&E), and World War II (Time). The total number of videos in these series is 74.
In addition, Sandoz gave the library the 19-volume Time-Life book series The Third Reich and the six-volume Time-Life series The Civil War. He also donated his mother's edition of Carl Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln in six volumes, which is a classic set.
The videos and books will be placed in Dupré Library's circulating collection, so that they may be checked out by the university community.