ULS Presidential Search Advisory Committee Recommends Five Candidates

ULS Presidential Search Advisory Committee Recommends Five Candidates – May 27, 2008

BATON ROUGE – The University of Louisiana System Presidential Search Advisory Committee met today and unanimously chose the following five candidates to recommend to the Search Committee:

* James E. Cofer, Sr., Ed.D. – President, University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana)
* Micheal R. Moffett, Ed.D. – President, Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, Louisiana)
* Kim Hunter Reed, Ph.D. – Executive Vice President, University of Louisiana System (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
* Jo Ann Rooney, Ed.D., – President, Spalding University (Louisville, Kentucky)
* Ronald J. White, Ph.D. – Senior Fellow, Division of Space Life Sciences, Universities Space Research Association, Center for Advanced Space Studies (Houston, Texas)

“These are the five individuals we feel are the most qualified to be considered for the University of Louisiana System presidency,” said Northwestern State University representative Jerry Pierce, who made the motion.

The advisory committee includes Chair Ray Authement from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Katie Damratoski from Southeastern Louisiana University, John Doucet from Nicholls State University, Rose Harris from Grambling State University, Eddie Meche from McNeese State University, Jerry Pierce from Northwestern State University, Ken Rea from Louisiana Tech University, and John Sutherlin from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

The UL System Presidential Search Committee will meet this Friday to consider the Advisory Committee recommendations and make the final decision regarding which candidates will be invited for interviews.

WHAT: UL System Presidential Search Committee Meeting
WHEN: 11:15 a.m., Friday, May 30, 2008
WHERE: First Floor Auditorium, Claiborne Building, 1201 N. Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

UL System Board Chair Elsie Burkhalter leads the eight-member search committee that will make the final recommendation to the Board. They include Andre Coudrain Committee Vice Chair, Winfred Sibille, Wayne Parker, Victor Bussie, Mildred Gallot, Jimmy Long, Sr. and Student Board Member Olinda Ricard.

Full applications and meeting agendas can be viewed at www.ulsystem.net in the special Presidential Search section.

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.

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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