The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System named Edwin Litolff as interim president of the University of Louisiana Monroe. Litolff currently serves as vice president and chief financial officer for the UL System.
“Dr. Edwin Litolff is ideally suited for interim appointment, especially in the current environment,” UL System President and CEO Jim Henderson said. “I fully expect he will work capably with the ULM leadership team and faculty, providing stable stewardship and even moving the institution forward in anticipation of the next president.”
With years of experience working for the UL System, Litolff has an acquired knowledge of higher education in Louisiana and the operating environment at ULM. He played a critical role in securing financial support for ULM’s School of Pharmacy last year and has been integrally involved in the System’s planning and response to COVID-19.
“It is an honor to serve ULM through this time of transition,” Dr. Litolff said. “I look forward to Dr. Bruno’s counsel and working with university leadership, faculty, and staff to maintain excellence.”
President Nick Bruno’s last day in office is June 30. In April, the presidential search committee voted to extend the search timeline to allow for on-campus interviews with greater student and campus community involvement. Interviews will take place the week of Aug. 17 and the next ULM President will take office Oct. 1. The search committee will meet May 18 to choose semifinalists for the position.