REMINDER: McNeese Presidential Search Committee to Select Semi-Finalists Thursday


16 Public Applicants to Date

BATON ROUGE - The McNeese State University Presidential Search Committee will meet in Baton Rouge on April 8 to review applications and select semi-finalist candidates to invite for interviews in Lake Charles. 

WHAT: McNeese Presidential Search Committee Meeting

WHEN: 1 p.m., Thursday, Apr. 8, 2010

WHERE: Conference Room, Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing, 4849 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA

The search process involves committee members selecting semi-finalist candidates to interview publicly on the campus, which will take place the week of April 12. After semi-finalist interviews, the committee may choose at least two candidates to recommend to the UL System Board of Supervisors.

To date, 16 candidates have applied to the University of Louisiana System. They are:

  • Mitchell Adrian, Dean of the College of Business at McNeese State University.Adrian earned a Doctor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.
  • C. Pat Bagley, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences at Tennessee Technological University.Bagley earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • Dean L. Bresciani, Adjunct Professor and former Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University.Bresciani earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Arizona.
  • Daryl Burckel, Professor of Accounting at McNeese State University.Burckel earned a Doctor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University.
  • Kwo-Sun Chu, former Senior Executive at Sowela Technical Community College.Chu earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Kent State University.
  • Jeanne Daboval, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at McNeese State University.Daboval earned a Doctor of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.
  • John M. Garic, Dean of the College of Technology at Montana Tech.Garic earned a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Bahman Ghorashi, Dean of the College of Engineering at Cleveland State University.Ghorashi earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Ohio State University.
  • Frederick M. Hurst, Vice President of Extended Campuses and Dean of Online Learning at Northern Arizona University.Hurst earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Union Institute and University.
  • Almeda R. Jacks, former Adjunct Faculty and Vice President for Student Affairs at Clemson University.Jacks earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Clemson University.
  • James M. Limbaugh, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Vice President for Strategy, Planning and Policy at Angelo State University.Limbaugh earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Maryland.
  • Gwyndolyn McClellan, President/CEO of WIMAC and Valuable Quality Publishing Company.McClellan earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Kansas, a Doctor of Divinity from Oval Bible College and a Doctor of Biblical Studies from Mount Carmel Institute of Biblical Studies.
  • Ashok K. Roy, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Associate Professor of Asian Studies at Kennesaw State University.Roy earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Sardar Pael University in India.
  • Martin M. Shapiro, Professor of Marketing, Management and International Business at Berkeley Colleges.Shapiro earned a Doctor of Philosophy from New York University.
  • Jack E. Tucci, Dean and Executive Director at Mississippi State University - Meridian.Tucci earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of North Texas.
  • Ron Wood, Visiting Associate Professor at SUNY Empire State College.Wood earned a Doctor of Philosophy from Walden University.

 

In addition to the 16 public applicants, the search committee will consider recommendations from search consultant R. H. Perry & Associates. Candidate applications, the meeting agenda and other information can be found on the search website, www.ulsystem.edu/McNeeseSearch.

The 13-member search committee is comprised of UL System Board Members Paul Aucoin, Elsie Burkhalter, E. Gerald Hebert, Renee Lapeyrolerie, Jimmy Long, Sr., Russell Mosely, Carl Shetler, Winfred Sibille, Student Board Member Steven Jackson and McNeese faculty representative Linda Larson.  Non-voting members are McNeese Student Government Association President Tim Rye and community representative Bob Davidson.  UL System President Randy Moffett serves as the non-voting chair.

To submit questions and comments to the committee, you can send an email to McNeesePresidentialSearch@uls.state.la.us.

Established in 1939, McNeese is classified as a Carnegie Master's University. The University enrolls over 8,600 students and primarily serves the five-parish region of Southwest Louisiana.

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EIGHT UNIVERSITIES STRONG: The largest higher education system in the state, the UL System enrolls almost 82,000 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Cami Geisman
225.219.0270  |  Cami.Geisman@la.gov

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