Nick Joseph Bruno (born June 4, 1951) has been the president of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, also known as ULM, since November 8, 2010. He was appointed by the Baton Rouge-based University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Bruno is the eighth president of ULM. He succeeded James E. Cofer Sr., who had resigned to become president of Missouri State University. Bruno's selection was made official in an announcement by University of Louisiana System president Randy Moffett.
Bruno's official investiture was on 2011 October 2.
Bruno acceded to the presidency of ULM, formerly known as Northeast Louisiana University, after he had served for five years as vice president for Business and Finance in the University of Louisiana System office in Baton Rouge. He was from 2002 to 2005 the ULM Associate Vice President for Business Affairs and then Vice President for Business Affairs. From 1978 to 2002, he was adjunct instructor of management at Southeastern Loui