Three Finalists Move Forward in ULM Presidential Search

Monroe, La. -The University of Louisiana at Monroe Presidential Search Committee selected three finalists today after spending several days on the Monroe campus interviewing semi-finalists.  Nick Bruno, Peter Fos and Thomas Moore will interview in Baton Rouge with the University of Louisiana System Board next week before a new president is selected.  The fourth semi-finalist, J. William Berry, withdrew his candidacy.

Although a specific schedule and agenda for next week’s meeting is yet to be finalized, interviews with the finalists will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.  After public interviews with each finalist are conducted, the Board will deliberate and select the next ULM President.

“We were very impressed with the candidates but also very impressed with the ULM campus and community.  We hope some of the faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members that participated this week can join us in Baton Rouge and continue to provide input for the finalist interviews and decision of the Board,” said UL System President Randy Moffett.


Nick J. Bruno is Vice President for Business and Finance at the University of Louisiana System.  He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Mississippi.






Peter J. Fos is Provost and Executive Vice President at The University of Texas at Tyler.  He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Decision Analysis from Tulane University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.





Thomas F. Moore is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Winthrop University.  He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of South Carolina.





Videos of the semi-finalist interviews can be viewed at

To learn more about the ULM Presidential Search including meeting agendas and candidate applications, visit   To submit questions and comments to the committee, you can send an email to