Leaders from the University of New Orleans and Delgado Community College announced the three-year renewal of a 2+2 articulation agreement, which allows Delgado students who have completed an associate degree in business administration to easily transfer their credits to UNO in order to pursue a bachelor’s of science degree from UNO’s College of Business Administration.
Officials from both institutions, including UNO President Peter J. Fos and Delgado Chancellor Joan Y. Davis, participated in a signing ceremony today on UNO’s Lakefront campus.
“We are pleased to continue this program with our partners at Delgado,” Fos said. “Articulation agreements are important in increasing educational access and attainment, and improving career prospects for students in the greater New Orleans area.”
“Delgado is excited about this opportunity to extend improved pathways for transfer for our students to earn a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of New Orleans,” Davis said. “We look forward to the positive impact of this agreement in furthering the educational goals of our students and in advancing the economy of our community.”
Delgado students with an associate degree in business administration will be admitted as juniors in UNO’s College of Business Administration, provided they meet UNO’s admissions requirements. Students can transfer up to 60 credit hours from Delgado toward the 120 hours needed for a bachelor’s degree at UNO.
“We at Delgado welcome every opportunity to partner with other institutions of higher learning and in particular with UNO. Students enter our Business Administration program with the intent to obtain an associate’s degree from Delgado before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business,” said Warren R. Puneky, Jr., dean of Delgado’s Business and Technology Division. “This articulation agreement, through its credit transfer provisions, provides Delgado Business Administration associate’s degree students with an easier pathway to obtain a bachelor’s degree at UNO.”
The University of New Orleans (UNO) is a major research university in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For more than 50 years, it has been one of the city’s foremost public resources, offering a diverse set of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the city’s industry, culture and economy. Since 1958, UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. Today UNO offers more than 40 undergraduate and pre-professional programs and more than 40 graduate programs.
Delgado Community College, established in 1921 as a trades school for the City of New Orleans, has grown into a multi-campus, widely diversified community college serving the entire New Orleans region. Part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and fully accredited by SACS, Delgado enrolls more than 17,000 students in degree, diploma and certificate programs, plus 15,000 others in workforce development and continuing education.
Pictured from left to right: Delgado Business and Technology Division Dean Warren R. Puneky, Jr., UNO College of Business Dean John A. Williams, Delgado Chancellor Joan Y. Davis, UNO President Peter J. Fos, UNO Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs William R. Sharpton, Delgado Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and College Provost Kathleen Curphy