ULM Presidential Finalist Interviews and Selection This Friday

BATON ROUGE – The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System will hold a special meeting to interview three finalists and select a new president for the University of Louisiana at Monroe this Friday in Baton Rouge.

WHAT: ULM Presidential Finalist Interviews and Selection

WHEN: 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

WHERE: Room 100, Claiborne Building, 1201 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA  70802


  • Thomas F. Moore, 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.
  • Peter J. Fos, 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.
  • Nick J. Bruno, 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.

The Board will receive public comments at the start of the meeting followed by individual public interviews of each finalist.  After interviews, the Board will deliberate and publicly vote for a new ULM president.

Friday’s special board meeting is the culmination of four months of work by a 14-member ULM Presidential Search Committee that interviewed semi-finalists on campus last week and recommended the three finalists to the Board.  Videos of the semi-finalist interviews can be viewed on a special YouTube site, www.youtube.com/ULMSearch.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Friday’s meeting.

To learn more about the ULM Presidential Search including meeting agendas and candidate applications, visit www.ulsystem.edu/ULMSearch.   To submit questions and comments to the committee, you can send an email to ULMPresidentialSearch@uls.state.la.us.

Founded in 1931, ULM is a selective admissions university classified as a Carnegie Master’s L (large) and SREB Four-Year 3 institution.  The university offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees to almost 9,000 traditional, non-traditional and distance-learning students.  The 238-acre campus located in northeastern Louisiana is home to the only state-supported College of Pharmacy.


EIGHT UNIVERSITIES STRONG: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in the state enrolling over 82,500 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 and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.