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April 18, 2008

Michael Echols joins ULM administration

Michael Echols joins the ULM administration as Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Echols will serve on the ULM Cabinet alongside the senior leadership team.

A Monroe native, Echols earned his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration at ULM and until recently, worked as the Chief Operating Officer for Oglesby Financial Group while serving ULM as an adjunct professor of Marketing.

Echols is enthusiastic about joining the ULM team. "Over the last six years, ULM has made significant strides in image, environment and education. I look forward to continuing in that great effort by helping others realize—both regionally and nationally—the true gem we have," he said.

"I also feel honored to be a part of such an incredible institution that supports its students, faculty, staff and community partners while maintaining academic excellence."

In announcing Echols' addition as a member of the university's senior leadership team, Dr. Don Skelton, Vice President for Advancement, says, "Michael Echols has valuable experience in the marketing and communications area that will serve to promote the university regionally, nationally and internationally. We are fortunate to have Michael join our team."

Echols participates in several civic organizations including Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Monroe Symphony Orchestra Endowment, Leadership Louisiana Graduate, Monroe Kiwanis Club and more.

The Associate Vice President of Marketing & Communications position is pending approval by the UL System Board of Supervisors.

Echols can be reached at (318) 342-3683 or

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