UNO Romance Language Program Closure Has Been Postponed

Dec 19, 2014

The closure of the master's program in romance languages at the University of New Orleans has been postponed, reports.

At a meeting of the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors last week, faculty and staff in the foreign languages department questioned the low enrollment numbers used in a report about restructuring the programs.

Richard Hansen is the interim vice president for academic affairs at UNO. He said in a statement issued Wednesday that that the decision to discontinue the M.A. in romance languages had been postponed, pending a review of the program's enrollment numbers through the fall semester in 2015.

According to, notices sent to three Spanish instructors announcing their termination in May 2015 were rescinded.