UL Lafayette Presidential Search Committee to Make Recommendation Today

UL Lafayette Presidential Search Committee to Make Recommendation Today – Nov 26, 2007

Video of the committee decision and interviews will be available via satellite 4:15pm-4:30pm

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BATON ROUGE – The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Presidential Search Committee will meet today in Baton Rouge to develop a short list of candidates for consideration by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

The finalists are Steve Landry, E. Joseph Savoie, and Clifford Stanley. Two finalists, Karen White and Raymond Flumerfelt, withdrew their candidacies from consideration.

WHAT: UL Lafayette Presidential Search Committee Meeting

WHEN: 1:15 p.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2007

WHERE: Louisiana Purchase Room, First Floor Auditorium
Claiborne Building
1201 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

The search committee conducted public interviews in Lafayette with the five finalists on Nov. 12 and 13. The candidates also spent the two days meeting with university faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members.

Upon the conclusion of the interviews, the search committee voted unanimously to delay any decisions until Nov. 26 in order to allow more time to gather feedback from the university community.

The UL System Board will conduct public interviews with the candidates recommended by the search committee before making a final decision during its Dec. 7 meeting in Baton Rouge.

Voting members on the presidential search committee are ULS Board members Paul Aucoin, Elsie Burkhalter, Jeffrey Jenkins, Renee Lapeyrolerie, Jimmy Long, Sr., Wayne Parker, Olinda Ricard (student member), and Winfred Sibille, as well as UL Lafayette Faculty Senate representative John Meriwether.

Serving on the search committee in an advisory, non-voting capacity are community member and UL Lafayette Foundation representative James Prince and UL Lafayette Student Government Association President Candace Urbanowski.

The UL System Board launched an extensive, national search after President Ray Authement announced April 17 his plans to retire. The search committee held public hearings in Lafayette on June 14 and Sept. 12. The committee selected five candidates to interview out of 38 applicants during an Oct. 3 public meeting in Baton Rouge.

Videos of candidate interviews and all search committee meetings can be viewed at www.youtube.com/ulsystem.

Visit www.ulsystem.net, to access a special search website that includes candidate applications, meeting information and opportunities to submit questions and comments to the search committee.


For More Information Contact:
Jackie Tisdell