A Message from Search Committee Chair Sandra K. Woodley


Updates on the Northwestern State University Presidential Search.


A Message from Search Committee Chair Sandra K. Woodley:


UL System President Sandra K. Woodley

July 22, 2014

The search for a President for Northwestern State University is in full swing, and I would like to share with you a few updates since the May 7th committee meeting and public forum were held on campus.

  • Advertisements have been placed in national publications with a preferred application date of Aug. 1st.
  • We have two new committee members: UL System Board Member Dr. Kelly Faircloth of Pineville and new UL System Student Board Member Adam Lefort of Thibodaux.  Click here for a complete list of the 15-member committee.
  • We have engaged the services of search firm, R.H. Perry and Associates, who are processing all applications and actively recruiting qualified candidates.

The next meeting will be held in Baton Rouge on Aug. 21st, when the committee will review applications and select semi-finalists to interview on campus.  All search committee meetings are open to the public, and I encourage you to participate and provide feedback to the committee throughout this process.  Click on the links below to visit the special search website and contact committee members. 

We are committed to finding the next great leader of Northwestern State University; and students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members are critical to the success of this endeavor!



Dr. Sandra K. Woodley

President, University of Louisiana System

Search consultants R.H. Perry & Associates developed an Executive Search Profile for the Northwestern Presidential Search. This document contains information about the university, a position description, as well as challenges and opportunities.


View the Search Website


Aug. 1, 2014
Preferred date for nominations and applications


Aug. 21, 2014
Committee meets in Baton Rouge to receive consultant recommendations, review applications, and select semi-finalists

Week of September 8, 2014
Interviews with semi-finalists to occur on the Natchitoches campus

Week of September 22, 2014
Special meeting of the UL System Board in Baton Rouge to interview finalists and select the new president

*Dates are subject to change


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