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Jones Named President of Northwestern State

Northwestern State University is a responsive, student-oriented institution committed to acquiring, creating, and disseminating knowledge through innovative teaching, research, and service. With its certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs, Northwestern State University prepares its increasingly diverse student population to contribute to an inclusive global community with a steadfast dedication to improving our region, state, and nation. The university is seeking candidates for its next president.

Marcus Jones

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System voted unanimously to name Marcus Jones Northwestern State's 20th president.

Meet the 2021 Northwestern Presidential Search Committee

The Northwestern Presidential Search Committee is a group of UL System Board of Supervisors and Northwestern community members.

Dr. Jim Henderson, Chair (non-voting)

UL System President and CEO

Liz Pierre

UL System Board Vice Chair

Dr. Jimmy Clarke

UL System Board Parliamentarian

L'Oreal Williams

UL System Student Board Member

Barry Busada

UL System Board Member

Lola Dunahoe

UL System Board Member

Alejandro Perkins

UL System Board Member

Joe Salter

UL System Board Member

Dr. John Dunn

NSU Faculty Senate President

Bill Brent (non-voting)

Retired Dean of NSU Creative & Performing Arts

Dr. Nikki Ceaser-Small (non-voting)

NSU Alumni Association

Tja'h Edwards (non-voting)

NSU SGA President

Patricia Hrapmann (non-voting)

NSU Alumni Association President

Mike Knotts (non-voting)

NSU Foundation

John Manno, Jr. (non-voting)

NSU Foundation President

Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors: President Selection

Search Committee Meeting: Finalists Selection

Search Committee Meeting: Semifinalists Selection

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