ULS Presidential Search Narrowed to Three

BATON ROUGE – After two days of public interviews with five candidates, the University of Louisiana System Presidential Search Committee decided to invite three to interview with the full Board of Supervisors.

University of Louisiana at Monroe President James Cofer, Southeastern Louisiana University President Micheal “Randy” Moffett, and UL System Executive Vice President Kim Hunter Reed will be asked to interview on June 25, 2008 in Baton Rouge.

“There was a thin line between the candidates who interviewed and the ones we chose to bring to the full Board,” said UL System Board Chair and Search Committee Chair Elsie Burkhalter. “The three moving forward are all committed to student access and success, accountability, and transparency.”

Student Board and Search Committee Member Olinda Ricard reiterated the hard decision. “All candidates were exceptional. We decided to bring these candidates back because we need someone who can hit the ground running with knowledge of specific issues before higher education in our State.”

Burkhalter leads the eight-member Board search committee. They include Andre Coudrain Committee Vice Chair, Winfred Sibille, Wayne Parker, Victor Bussie, Mildred Gallot, Jimmy Long, Sr. and 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.