Presidential Search Committees Appointed for Grambling State University and Northwestern State University

First Meetings and Public Forums Set for May 7 & 8

BATON ROUGE - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System launched two campus presidential searches with the appointment of search committees by Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert and announcement of meeting dates.  The Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee will meet on the Natchitoches campus on Wednesday, May 7, and the Grambling State University Presidential Search Committee will meet on the Grambling campus on Thursday, May 8.

"Having participated in multiple presidential searches in the past, I take my responsibility to form these two search committees very seriously.  I believe these teams of Board, faculty, student, alumni, and community representatives will work hard to identify the best successors for Presidents Pogue and Webb," said Hebert.

Each committee will hold its first meeting on campus to go over the search committee charge, approve a draft advertisement and tentative timeline, as well as conduct a public forum so faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members can voice their desired qualifications for a new president.  All search committee meetings are open to the public.

Below are meeting logistics and committee appointments for both presidential searches.

 

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH

WHAT: Grambling State University Presidential Search Committee Meeting and Public Forum

WHEN: Thursday, May 8, 2014 (Time to be Determined)

WHERE: Betty E. Smith School of Nursing Auditorium, Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana

Voting members of the Grambling Presidential Search Committee include UL System Board Members Andre Coudrain of Hammond, Edward Crawford, III of Shreveport, David Guidry of Natalbany, Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert of Kenner, Student Member Davante Lewis (until June), Jimmy Long, Sr. of Natchitoches, Board Vice Chair Jimmie "Beau" Martin, Jr. of Cut Off, D. Wayne Parker of Choudrant, Mark Romero of Lafayette, and Winfred Sibille of Sunset.  Also serving as a voting member is Grambling Faculty Senate President Herbert Simmons.

Serving as advisory, non-voting members are Grambling National Alumni Association President Melissa Bickham, community representative Wilbert Ellis, community representative Mildred Gallot, and SGA President Erik Johnson.  UL System President Sandra Woodley will serve as the non-voting committee chair.

For more information about the Grambling Search, visit www.ulsystem.edu/GramblingSearch. Questions and comments can be emailed to gsupresidentialsrch@uls.state.la.us.


NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH

WHAT: Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee Meeting and Public Forum

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 (Time to be Determined)

WHERE: Magale Recital Hall, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana

Voting members of the Northwestern Presidential Search Committee include UL System Board Members Edward Crawford, III of Shreveport, Board Chair E. Gerald "T-Boy" Hebert of Kenner, Student Member Davante Lewis (until June), Jimmy Long, Sr. of Natchitoches, D. Wayne Parker of Choudrant, Mark Romero of Lafayette, Carl Shetler of Lake Charles, Robert Shreve of Baton Rouge, and Winfred Sibille of Sunset.  Also serving as a voting member is Northwestern Faculty Senate President Massimo Bezoari.

Serving as advisory, non-voting members are Northwestern Foundation President Lola Dunahoe, Northwestern Alumni Association President Joe Stamey, and Northwestern SGA President Kyla Winey.  UL System President Sandra Woodley will serve as the non-voting committee chair.

For more information about the Northwestern Search, visit www.ulsystem.edu/NorthwesternSearch. Questions and comments can be emailed to nsupresidentialsrch@uls.state.la.us

 

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ABOUT THE UL SYSTEM: The University of Louisiana System is the largest higher education system in Louisiana enrolling about 90,000 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, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and the University of New Orleans.

 

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

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