UL System Board and UNO Presidential Search Committee to meet in Baton Rouge 

BATON ROUGE – The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System and the University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee are both scheduled to meet Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in Baton Rouge.

The UL System Board will hold committee meetings, beginning at 9 a.m., with a full Board meeting scheduled for 12 p.m. in:

Room 100, Louisiana Purchase Room
Claiborne Conference Center
1201 North Third Street (across from the Louisiana State Capitol)
Baton Rouge, La.

Click here for a meeting schedule. Click here for the full Board meeting agenda.

The UNO Presidential Search Committee will hold its inaugural meeting in the same room (Louisiana Purchase Room) at approximately 1 p.m.

Voting members of the Presidential Search Committee include UL System board members Maggie Brakeville (student Board member), James Carter of New Orleans, Edward Crawford, III of Shreveport, Pamela Egan of Covington, E. Gerald “T-Boy” Hebert of Kenner, Jimmie “Beau” Martin, Jr. of Cut Off, Mark Romero of Lafayette, Robert Shreve of Baton Rouge, Winfred Sibille of Sunset and Gary Solomon of New Orleans. Also serving as a voting member is UNO Faculty Senate President Cherie Courseault Trumbach.
Serving as advisory, non-voting members are UNO Student Government Association President Joy Ballard, UNO International Alumni Association President Al Herrera, UNO Foundation Chair Barry LeBlanc, UNO Research & Technology Foundation Chair Russell Trahan and UNO Alumnus/Former Speaker of the House Jim Tucker. UL System President Sandra Woodley will serve as the non-voting committee chair.
The committee is charged with finding a replacement for UNO President Peter Fos, who announced his retirement in August.
The panel will review the search committee charge and approve a draft advertisement and tentative timeline for the process, which will culminate in the selection of the next president, early in 2016. There will also be a presentation by Witt/Kieffer, the executive search firm the UL System engaged to recruit qualified candidates, review applications and provide recommendations to the committee. Find a full agenda on the UNO Presidential Search page.
The System dedicated a page on its website to the search. There, the public can access information about UNO and the region; search committee members; meeting notices; press releases; information about candidates; and meeting videos, when available. In addition, the public can submit comments and questions to the committee by sending an email to UNOPresidentialSearch@la.gov
The Board of Supervisors and UNO Presidential Search Committee meetings will be webcast live. Click here to register for the free service: http://streaming1.louisiana.gov/home


ABOUT THE UL SYSTEM: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in Louisiana enrolling almost 89,000 students at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of New Orleans.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS: The University of New Orleans is a major research university in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For more than 50 years, it has been one of the city’s foremost public resources, offering a diverse set of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and enhancing the city’s industry, culture and economy. Since 1958, UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 130 countries. Today UNO offers more than 40 undergraduate and pre-professional programs and nearly 40 graduate programs.