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Northwestern State University Presidential Search Semifinalists

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.

On-Campus Interview Schedule

During campus visits, semifinalists are meeting with various constituent groups prior to search committee interviews. This is an opportunity for stakeholders to interact with candidates and provide feedback to the search committee. 

Faculty Meetings – Natchitoches Room

Monday, Nov. 1

7:30 a.m. Dr. Virginia Burkett
8:30 a.m. Dr. Jeremy Thomas
9:30 a.m. Dr. Kim LeDuff
10:30 a.m. Marcus Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 2

9:30 a.m. Dr. Nancy Albers
10:30 a.m. Dr. Darrell Kruger

Staff Meetings – Theatre West

Monday, Nov. 1

8:30 a.m. Marcus Jones
9:30 a.m. Dr. Kim LeDuff
10:30 a.m. Dr. Jeremy Thomas
11:30 a.m. Dr. Virginia Burkett

Tuesday, Nov. 2

11:30 a.m. Dr. Nancy Albers
1:30 p.m. Dr. Darrell Kruger


Student Leaders Meetings – TV Studio

Monday, Nov. 1

8:30 a.m. Dr. Virginia Burkett
10:30 a.m. Dr. Jeremy Thomas
11:30 a.m. Dr. Kim LeDuff
1:30 p.m. Marcus Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 2

10:30 a.m. Dr. Nancy Albers
11:30 a.m. Dr. Darrell Kruger

Community Leaders & Alumni Meetings – Middle Lab Auditorium

Monday, Nov. 1

7:30 a.m. Dr. Kim LeDuff
8:30 a.m. Dr. Jeremy Thomas
9:30 a.m. Marcus Jones
10:30 a.m. Dr. Virginia Burkett

Tuesday, Nov. 2

8:30 a.m. Dr. Nancy Albers
9:30 a.m. Dr. Darrell Kruger

Search Committee Interviews – Magale Recital Hall

Monday, Nov. 1

1:30 p.m. Dr. Virginia Burkett
3 p.m. Dr. Jeremy Thomas
4:30 p.m. Dr. Kim LeDuff

Tuesday, Nov. 2

9 a.m. Marcus Jones
1:30 p.m. Dr. Nancy Albers
3 p.m. Dr. Darrell Kruger

Search Committee Meeting – Magale Recital Hall

Upon conclusion of all on-campus interviews, the Search Committee will meet to select finalists. Stream live on the on the UL System Youtube channel.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

4:30 p.m. Committee meets to select finalists

 

Northwestern Presidential Search Candidates

The following semifinalists were chosen by the Search Committee. Click each candidate to review letters of interest and curricula vitae.

Nancy D. Albers

College of Business International Experience Coordinator, Louisiana State University Shreveport

Virginia Burkett

Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Department of Interior

Marcus D. Jones

Interim President, Northwestern State University

Darrell P. Kruger

Former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Appalachian State University

Kim M. LeDuff

Vice President, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, University of West Florida, Pensacola

Jeremy L. Thomas

Interim President, Oklahoma City Community College

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