The University of Louisiana System is inching closer to choosing a new president to oversee its nine campuses around the state and should have someone in place by early next month.
The five-member UL System Presidential Review Committee will hold a 10 a.m. meeting Thursday to review applications and select finalists from among the 14 candidates who have applied so far, spokeswoman Jackie Tisdell said in a news release.
The committee will also consider candidates who have not formally applied but have been recommended by the Washington, D.C.-based R.H. Perry and Associates firm, Tisdell said.
Finalists will be invited to interview with the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors on Nov. 9. Tisdell said the board is expected to choose a president at the end of that meeting.
The UL System has been without a president since Sept. 15, when Randy Moffett retired after a 41-year career in higher education, including four years at the top of the largest of Louisiana’s four college and university systems.
Moffett’s successor will be responsible for more than 92,000 students enrolled at colleges including Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of New Orleans, McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.