3 questions Evelyne Lefevre Roanne Director of IUT

Evelyne Lefèvre has just been elected director of Roanne IUT, replacing Nabih Nejjar, who has been in the position since 2012. In three questions, he takes a look at his career, campus project deployment, and projects he considers a priority for IUT.

Until now, you have worked as a lecturer at Roanne IUT and you were recently appointed Deputy Vice President in charge of the Roanne campus alongside the presidential team, can you tell us about yourself and your background?

Originally from Rouen, I continued my studies at the University Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, where I received a master’s degree in English. I have one international career for having spent the first ten years of my professional life in the United States and particularly in New Zealand, where I taught and managed the Auckland Alliance Française.

When I returned to France, I quickly joined the IUT de Roanne as an English teacher, then a year later as an international relations specialist. In this position, I worked in close collaboration with the training managers, Saint-Étienne IUT and the international department.

Since 2014 I have been involved in various university bodies, as a member of the IUT de Roanne council for 8 years and as a member of the UJM board of directors since 2021. I also participate in the commission of CVEC and Sports Council. In 2019, I also held the position of project manager of the ARQUS European alliance for the University of Lyon on the multilingual university and intercultural axis.

In 2021, the newly elected administration appointed me Associate Vice President at the Roanne Campus. Since then I have initiated and coordinated many projects that are certainly my trademark: the creation of an international University Diploma, a center for the reception of international students, educational innovation projects at Roanne IUT and student life projects with the Roannais Agglomeration.

I coordinated several projects at the European level Erasmus scale and I am involved in managing a university consortium.

My professional career, marked by project construction, overseas experience and numerous international collaborations, It has enriched my teaching of project management, international management and English, and in addition to sharing what I have learned from the field with students. Overall, it made me want to understand and cooperate.

For 18 months, the presidential teams and Roanne’s board have implemented a robust approach to campus evolution that includes new dynamics in teaching, research, and campus life. Can you introduce us?

When I joined the president’s team as Deputy Vice President at Roanne Campus in 2021, my mission was to represent him for all questions about the Roanne site and to coordinate the Roanne campus project. .

Over the past 18 months, we have worked together with Roanne site actors, central services, the Faculty of Science and Technology and Saint-Etienne IAE. The emergence in Roanne of this newly built campus around a single component with an expanded perimeter: Roanne IUT. Launched in June 2021, the project was approved by various authorities in the first half of 2022.

From the start of the 2022 academic year Roanne IUT hosts 2 General Licenses including 5 GOAL courses, 4 Professional Licenses, 1 Access to Health License and 2 Masters and trains 1,600 students annually, including 300 business study students and nearly 300 work study students.

Following this mission, I wanted to continue to invest myself in this project as director of Roanne IUT, of course, accompanied by the board. This new phase will be an opportunity to continue developing and strengthening our relationships with our institutional and socio-economic partners in order to build an attractive IUT for our students, staff and partners and respond to new challenges.

The new Roanne campus dynamic is based on Roanne IUT. Can you tell us more about its new features and new missions? What are the projects you have identified as priorities for the institute?

Roanne IUT is now an atypical institution in the national landscape. Located nearby with a research laboratory (LASPI) and an incubator, it hosts training courses for University Bachelors of Technology (BUT), as well as General Licenses and Masters. It trains 1,600 students, including 300 employees, every year.

The goal for the next 5 years is primarily to reveal the identity of the site : now that the administrative body is in place, there is talk of allowing staff and students to master this new perimeter. This involves the development of new spaces for cooperation, meetings, new graphic charter, implementation of common tools and procedures and evolution of its management.

A student council will be formed soon. Thus, selected students and the management team will be able to rely on this advice to engage students in the dynamics of the site.

Research sideit will be a matter of fostering the teamwork of our faculty-researchers on campus, developing local synergies for the benefit of research, and supporting laboratory excellence initiatives.

Eventually, it will combine our teachingsof to promote the measures taken, and create new projectsrelying on our networks and partners, doing all this in close cooperation with the University’s teams.

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