He replaces Tony Robichaux, who died July 3. Robichaux coached the Ragin’ Cajuns for 25 seasons. Deggs worked under Robichaux as an assistant coach from 2012 to 2014.
An international business magazine ranked the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s MBA program among the top 71 in North America.
This is the third consecutive year CEO Magazine placed UL Lafayette in its top tier for MBAs. Other universities on the 2018 list include Texas A&M, Florida International and Temple.
The magazine ranks programs based on 11 criteria, including faculty quality, international diversity, class size and cost. It then categorizes universities as Tier One or Tier Two, based on their overall percentage scores.
In a press release, the magazine’s editors said the ranking system “aims to cut through the noise and provide potential students with a performance benchmark” that helps them choose an MBA program that fits them and their professional goals.
The recognition from CEO is the latest accolade the B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration has received.
In November 2017, The Princeton Review listed the college and its MBA program among the “Best Business Schools 2018.”
Last month, Online MBA Today rated the Moody College’s online hospitality program No. 10 in the nation. The website evaluated about 470 online and hybrid MBA programs based on factors such as course offerings, tuition cost, accreditation and earning potential for graduates.
Dr. J. Bret Becton, dean of the B. I. Moody III College of Business Administration, said the multiple national and international rankings are “a testament to the dedicated faculty and staff who teach in and administer this highly regarded program."
“This recognition provides validation that the competencies and skills developed through the program are of tremendous value and place graduates in a strong position in the job market and within their organizations.”
CEO Magazine is global business magazine published monthly. Read the annual rankings here.