Each year UL Lafayette recognizes outstanding faculty with the Distinguished Professor and Dr. Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching Awards. Both events are sponsored by the UL Lafayette Foundation.
Established in 1965, the Distinguished Professor Award recognizes faculty for their research activities, teaching effectiveness, and contribution to their profession and campus life. One hundred and fifty-two current and former faculty members bear this distinction.
Since 1992, the Dr. Ray P. Authement Excellence in Teaching Award has recognized 29 faculty members for their commitment to teaching, innovation, and pedagogical scholarship.