Peter J. Fos

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Peter J. Fos
Born New Orleans, Louisiana
Residence New Orleans, Louisiana
Citizenship USA
Nationality  United States
Fields Health Care
Institutions University of New Orleans
Alma mater University of New Orleans
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Tulane University
Known for University of New Orleans president

Peter John Fos (born 1949) is the first president and seventh chief executive of the University of New Orleans (UNO).[1]

Prior to accepting the presidency of UNO, Fos was provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler.[2]

Fos holds a baccalaureate degree in biological sciences from the University of New Orleans, a doctor of dental surgery from Louisiana State University's Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and a doctor of philosophy in health care decision analysis from Tulane University.[3] Prior to his presidency of UNO, he served in teaching, research, and administrative roles not only at UT-Tyler but also at Tulane, University of Southern Mississippi, and University of Nevada Las Vegas. In 2010 he was a finalist for the presidency of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is married to Lori Ann Lege Fos.[4]


  1. ^ Pope, John (2012-01-18). "UNO's new president chats with students: He hopes to revive sagging enrollment". Times-Picayune (Saint Tammany Edition). New Orleans. pp. B1, B2. 
  2. ^ "Detailed view: Peter J. Fos". Academic Keys. 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Peter Fos". LSU School of Public Health. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  4. ^ Tisdell, Jackie (2011-12-09). "Peter J. Fos selected president of the University of New Orleans". University of Louisiana System. Retrieved 2012-01-20.