Northwestern State University of Louisiana

06/18/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/18/2024 08:38

ULS presents timeline for NSU presidential search

NATCHITOCHES - The search is on for Northwestern State University's next president.

In a message to the university community Monday, Mark Romero, chair of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, said the board "is committed to an aggressive timeline to ensure the new NSU President is in place for the beginning of the fall 2024 semester."

"We seek a visionary leader who will continue advancing NSU's mission and positively influencing the community. The search process will be thorough and inclusive to ensure we find a forward-thinking individual who will lead NSU into the future," Romero said. "We encourage your participation in this process and invite your public comments and suggestions. Your input is invaluable as we move forward."

The search timeline is as follows.

  • June 14, 2024: Search committee formed and job advertisement posted.
  • June 24, 2024: Inaugural search committee meeting and public forum at NSU.
  • June 28, 2024: Preferred date for nominations and applications.
  • July 3, 2024: Candidates list provided to the search committee.
  • July 8, 2024: Review of applications and selection of semi-finalists.
  • July 15 & 16, 2024: On-campus interviews with semi-finalists.
  • July 18, 2024: Special Board meeting in Baton Rouge to select the new President.

"Throughout this transition, NSU's senior leadership team will ensure smooth operations and ongoing initiatives at NSU. Rest assured, our focus remains steadfast on the success and well-being of our students, faculty and staff," Romero said. "The UL System leadership and board committee are committed to collaborating with university leaders and the NSU community throughout this process. We are excited about NSU's future and are confident in finding a strong leader who will elevate NSU's impact on education and the community."

NSU's 20th president Dr. Marcus Jones announced May 31 that he has taken a position as executive vice president and chief operating officer and senior advisor to UL System President Dr. Rick Gallot.

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