Updated Schedule for UNO Presidential Search Semi-Finalist Interviews


NEW ORLEANS – Four candidates vying for the top job at the University of New Orleans will visit the Lakefront Campus and interview with the UNO Presidential Search Committee on Nov. 29, Nov. 30, and Dec. 1.  On Dec. 2, the search committee will deliberate and select at least two finalists to be interviewed by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System on Dec. 9 in Baton Rouge.  A fifth semi-finalist candidate, Raymond Alden III, withdrew his candidacy earlier today.

“It is not uncommon to see candidates withdraw during a presidential search for a multitude of reasons.  This is why our Board expedites its searches as quickly as possible,” said UL System President and UNO Search Chair Randy Moffett.  “We are fortunate to have four very strong candidates and look forward to spending time with them next week on the UNO campus.”

The public interviews will take place in the Homer Hitt Alumni Center Ballroom on UNO’s campus.  They are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

  • 2:30 p.m. – COLIN G. SCANES (D.Sc. – Hull University; Ph.D. – University of Wales), Professor of Biological Science and former Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

  • 1:30 p.m. – STEVEN R. GOODMAN (Ph.D. – Saint Louis University Medical School), Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Thursday, December 1, 2011

  • 10:15 a.m. – PETER J. FOS (Ph.D. – Tulane University; D.D.S. – Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center), Professor and Program Director of Health Policy and Systems Management at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and former Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler
  • 1:30 p.m. – MICHAEL A. WARTELL (Ph.D. – Yale University), Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

In addition to public interviews with the search committee, each semi-finalist will meet with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members.  A full schedule of meetings is posted at www.ulsystem.edu/UNOSearch.

“There will be several opportunities for the UNO campus community to get involved in this process.  We hope everyone will attend as many meetings as possible and share with the committee their thoughts, impressions, and preferences,” said UL System President and UNO Presidential Search Chair Randy Moffett.

At the interview sessions, attendees can submit questions they would like to be addressed to each semi-finalist, and comment cards will be available to provide feedback to the search committee.  Comment cards will also be available at each constituent meeting, and those who cannot participate in person can also send comments to the committee via email at UNOPresidentialSearch@la.gov.  The search committee will review all written comments and entertain public comments prior to making its finalist recommendations on Friday, Dec. 2.

Voting members on the search committee include UL System Board Members Paul Aucoin of Thibodaux, Andre Coudrain of Hammond, David Guidry of Harvey, E. Gerald Hebert of Kenner, Renee Lapeyrolerie of New Orleans, Student Member John Lombardo of Thibodaux, Jimmy Long, Sr. of Natchitoches, Board Vice Chair D. Wayne Parker of Choudrant and Board Chair Winfred Sibille of Sunset.  Also serving as a voting member is UNO faculty representative Neal Maroney, who was selected by the UNO University Senate’s Executive Committee.

Serving in a non-voting, advisory capacity are Brian Glorioso, Susan Hess, John Mineo, and Gary Solomon.  UL System President Randy Moffett serves as the non-voting chair of the committee.


ABOUT UNO: The University of New Orleans is a major research university in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For more than 50 years, it has been one of the city’s foremost public resources, offering a diverse set of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the city’s industry, culture and economy.   Since 1958, UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries.  Today UNO offers more than 60 undergraduate and pre-professional programs and more than 40 graduate programs.

ABOUT THE UL SYSTEM: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in the state enrolling about 83,000 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.  With the addition of the University of New Orleans pending SACS-COC approval, the UL System’s enrollment will grow to over 94,000 students.


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