New UL System President Could Be Named in June

New UL System President Could Be Named in June – Mar 27, 2008

New UL System President Could Be Named in June

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BATON ROUGE – According to a tentative timeline discussed today during the first meeting of the University of Louisiana System Presidential Search Committee, a new president could be selected by the end of June.

The tentative timeline calls for national advertisements to run in April, review of applications and background checks in May, and interviews and a decision in June.

According to UL System Board Chair Elsie Burkhalter, who also chairs the search committee, the national process is designed to follow the core characteristics of previous successful campus searches.

“We plan to have an open, national search that includes input from faculty, staff, and students,” said Burkhalter

Burkhalter appointed University of Louisiana at Lafayette President Ray Authement to chair a non-voting, advisory committee to be made up of representatives from the eight campuses in the UL System.

“As ‘Dean’ of our Presidents, Dr. Authement brings years of experience and great expertise and familiarity with the job requirements of a system president” said Burkhalter.

Burkhalter also appointed Andre Coudrain to serve as vice-chair of the eight-member search committee that includes Board Members Winfred Sibille, Wayne Parker, Victor Bussie, Mildred Gallot, and Jimmy Long, Sr. plus the Student Board Member Olinda Ricard.

UL System President Sally Clausen will take over as the next Commissioner of Higher Education with the Louisiana Board of Regents at the end of June.

The largest university system in Louisiana, the UL System enrolls approximately 80,000 students at the following eight universities: Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and University of Louisiana at Monroe.