ULS Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

ULS Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named – Apr 11, 2008

BATON ROUGE – An advisory committee made up of faculty, staff, and a student from the eight University of Louisiana System campuses will aid in the search for a new System president.

UL System Board and Search Committee Chair Elsie Burkhalter appointed the following representatives to serve:

. Dr. Ray Authement, President of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Advisory Committee Chair
. Dr. Rose Harris, a faculty member and Department Head from Grambling State University
. Dr. Ken Rea, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Louisiana Tech University
. Eddie Meche, Vice President for Business Affairs at McNeese State University
. Dr. John Doucet, a faculty member at Nicholls State University
. Jerry Pierce, Vice President for External Affairs at Northwestern State University
. Katie Damratoski, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University
. Dr. John Sutherlin, a faculty member at the University of Louisiana at Monroe

The advisory committee will aid in the recruitment of candidates and review of applications.

According to a tentative timeline, a new president could be selected by the end of June. Advertisements are currently running nationally with a May 2 application deadline.

The eight-member search committee chaired by Burkhalter will make the final recommendation to the full Board. The search committee includes Andre Coudrain as vice chair, Winfred Sibille, Wayne Parker, Victor Bussie, Mildred Gallot, Jimmy Long, Sr., and 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.

For more information about the UL System Presidential Search, visit www.ulsystem.net.

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.


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Jackie Tisdell