LSU selects chancellor in waiting for Alexandria campus

Arkansas educator Daniel Howard has been selected to lead LSU’s Alexandria campus.

Howard is a professor at Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark. He previously served as the school’s vice-chancellor for academic affairs, provost and interim chancellor, LSU said in a news release.

LSU President F. King Alexander picked Howard out of three possible candidates. If approved by LSU’s Board of Supervisors, Howard could start as LSUA chancellor in March.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be selected to serve as the next chancellor of Louisiana State University Alexandria,” he said in a prepared statement. “Clearly I will endeavor to invest myself thoroughly in trying to live up to the faith and confidence that President King Alexander and the search and screening committee placed in me.”

Prior to his work in Arkansas, Howard held positions at Indiana University, the University of North Alabama, Indiana State University and two institutions in the State University of New York system.

If approved, Howard will replace former LSUA Chancellor David Manuel who left last year to assume the president’s position at Drury University in Springfield, Mo. Former LSU Agricultural Center Vice Chancellor Paul Coreil has served as LSUA’s interim chancellor since mid 2013.