President of the University of Louisiana in Monroe
MONROE (AP) – A president of the University of Louisiana announces that he will retire on June 15.
Nick Bruno has been President of the University of Louisiana in Monroe since November 8, 2010.
“Because of my love for this institution and for this profession, it was one of the most difficult decisions that I had to make during my almost 45-year university career,” wrote Bruno in an email to students and staff on Thursday.
He said a number of projects “required several years of coordination and commitment” and he could not commit to it.
The University of Louisiana system will soon be looking for the next president of the school, but now is the time to celebrate Bruno’s career, system president Jim Henderson said in a press release on Thursday.
“His leadership through a challenging financial era brought stability, while his innovative spirit brought the university forward in a way few could have imagined,” said Henderson.
Bruno was Vice President of Business for Louisiana-Monroe from 2002 to 2005, then Vice President of Business. He was System Vice President of Business and Finance for five years before becoming President of ULM.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University and a PhD in university management from the University of Mississippi.