Bourg appointed provost at Southeastern
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HAMMOND – Tammy Bourg, who has served in an interim capacity as provost and vice president of academic affairs at Southeastern Louisiana University since June 2008, has been named permanently to the position following a nationwide search.
Bourg, a native of Dulac, La., served as dean of the Southeastern College of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2005 and as dean of the new College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences from 2005-2008. She is also a professor of psychology.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Bourg serve as the university’s chief academic officer,” said President John L. Crain. “She has proven herself over the past 18 months in helping Southeastern maintain its level of academic excellence in the face of significant budget cuts. Her strong background in teaching and research and her experience in handling faculty and academic issues made her the ideal candidate for this position.”
“I’m honored to have been selected to serve as Southeastern’s provost,” said Bourg. “While we have challenging times ahead of us, I will work diligently with President Crain, the other University administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure Southeastern continues to provide high-quality academic programs for our students. Aside from dealing with the current budgetary situation and its impact on academic programs and operations, our primary immediate focus will be to develop further initiatives designed to increase graduation rates and the academic support students need to be successful while maintaining academic quality and rigor.”
Prior to joining Southeastern, Bourg served on the psychology faculty at California State University, Sacramento, for 17 years, and headed its Department of Psychology during her last four years there. In 1992 and 1993, she was a visiting scholar at the Center for Research in Learning, Perception, and Cognition at the University of Minnesota.
She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in psychology, with a specialization in child development, from the University of Houston and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans.