NATCHITOCHES – Classes on Northwestern State University campuses in Natchitoches, Shreveport, Leesville and Alexandria will resume Monday, March 14. The university was closed Wednesday-Friday last week due to flooding and dangerous road conditions.
Students affected by last week’s record-breaking floods will be allowed extensions on assignments and examinations, according to university administrators. Students faculty and staff who are unable to travel to campus or access their online course materials should contact their academic dean, faculty advisor or supervisor to discuss their situation.
In addition to extensions for assignments and examinations, accommodations for students may include excused absences for face to face and/or online classes for students unable to attend class due to issues caused by flooding. Students should contact their dean or faculty advisor to discuss lost textbooks or other course materials and the possibility of moving from face to face to online courses if they have transportation issues due to flooded cars, etc. Students with campus employment will be allowed flexibility to make up missed time.
“We will do everything we can to help our students, so it is very important for students to communicate with their faculty advisor or dean to help us evaluate their situation,” Henderson said.
Contact information for deans and administrators is as follows.
Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Steve Horton, (318) 357-4330, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Dean of the College of Business and Technology Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, (318) 357-5715, email@example.com
Dean of the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development Dr. Vickie Gentry, (318) 357-6288, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President for the Student Experience Dr. Chris Maggio (318) 357-4250, email@example.com
Dean of Students Frances Conine (318) 357-5286, firstname.lastname@example.org