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Vincent ’83 Becomes Cadwallader Professor of Law

Gregory J. Vincent, vice provost for academic affairs and campus diversity at Louisiana State University (LSU), will leave his post to become the Richard C. Cadwallader Professor at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, effective July 1. Vincent is a member of the Hobart Class of 1983. While he was at Hobart he received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Leadership Award and the Hobart Chain Scholarship.

Vincent will continue his involvement with LSU's Community-University Partnership, or CUP, which is spearheading a revitalization effort of the Old South Baton Rouge area. CUP is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Community Outreach Partnership Center. In 2001, Vincent became principal investigator for the grant and he will continue to serve as co-principal investigator and as director of CUP's Legal Clinic, which focuses on housing issues such as title searches and identifying owners of vacant property in Old South Baton Rouge.

The full press release from Louisiana State University is below:

Vice Provost Greg Vincent Moves To Law Center

05/01/2003 08:11 AM

Gregory J. Vincent, vice provost for academic affairs and campus diversity at LSU, will be leaving his post to become the Richard C. Cadwallader Professor at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, effective July 1.

Vincent will continue his involvement with LSU's Community-University Partnership, or CUP, which is spearheading a revitalization effort of the Old South Baton Rouge area. CUP is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Community Outreach Partnership Center. In 2001, Vincent became principal investigator for the grant and he will continue to serve as co-principal investigator and as director of CUP's Legal Clinic, which focuses on housing issues such as title searches and identifying owners of vacant property in Old South Baton Rouge.

For the past two years, Vincent has been splitting his time between the Law Center and LSU's main campus, serving on the Law Center faculty while also working as an LSU administrator.

“Working on two campuses has been both rewarding and challenging, and I am excited about being with the Law Center full time while continuing to work with the main campus on this important partnership with Old South Baton Rouge,” Vincent said. “I am truly honored to be selected for this prestigious professorship.”

“While I am pleased that Greg has been afforded this exciting opportunity with the Law Center, I am also very sorry to lose his service,” LSU Chancellor Mark Emmert said. “He has had a significant impact on the campus, advancing our multicultural agenda as well as leading initiatives across a number of units of the university. He will be hard to replace, to say the least.”

“We are appreciative of the good work Greg Vincent has done for LSU and look forward to working with him in his new role at the Law Center,” LSU Interim Provost Laura Lindsay said. “The university places a top priority on the diversity initiatives that were developed by Greg, and, under the guidance of Dr. Risa Palm, LSU's new executive vice chancellor and provost, will take immediate steps to fill his position.”

Paul M. Hebert Law Center Chancellor John Costonis said Vincent's experience and knowledge will be an asset to the Law Center. “We are pleased to have Greg Vincent fully involved with the Law Center, and look forward not only to his excellent teaching and scholarship, but to his assistance with student affairs and enrollment studies at the Law Center,” Costonis said.

Since his arrival at LSU in 1999, Vincent has been responsible for intensifying the university's efforts to recruit and retain outstanding minority faculty, staff and students. As part of this effort, Vincent was given responsibility for reorganizing the Academic Center for Student Athletes, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of International Programs and the Women's Center. Vincent was also instrumental in making several important strategic faculty hires. For the past eight months, Vincent has also had responsibility for the oversight of the Division of Continuing Education. In this capacity, he has piloted a program-review process that will provide recommendations for the future growth and development of the division.

Jim Fernandez, associate dean of Continuing Education and executive director of the National Center for Security Research and Training, has been appointed interim dean of Continuing Education, effective May 1. Former dean, Daniel Walsh, has recently retired.

“Jim Fernandez has tremendous knowledge of the operation of the division because of his experience in the Office of Academic Affairs and his current role as executive director of the National Center for Security Research and Training and associate dean of the division,” Lindsay said. “Plans are under way to begin a search for a permanent dean.”
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