Shared from the 3/12/2017 American Press eEdition

Presidential search committee to meet at McNeese

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors will hold a presidential search committee meeting and public forum at 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, in McNeese State University’s Hardtner Hall.

McNeese President Philip Williams, who has served since July 1, 2010, will retire on June 30.

ULS President and CEO Jim Henderson is the nonvoting chairman of the committee. Voting members comprise ULS board members and Michael Butkus, McNeese Faculty Senate president.

Non-voting, advisory members include Caleb Prince, McNeese Student Government Association president; Willie Mount, McNeese Foundation president; Kevin Caldwell, McNeese Alumni Association president; and Vic Stelly, community representative.

“We encourage the public to come and participate in the process,” said Candace Townsend, McNeese spokeswoman.

“It’s very important for the committee to hear the ideas and qualifications that they feel the next McNeese president needs to have because interacting with the community is such a critical component of the job of a university president.”

Timeline for the search for McNeese’s next president:

March: Advertise nationally. March 23: Preferred date for nominations/applications. March 27: Committee to receive list of candidates. April 3: Committee meets in Baton Rouge to review applicant materials and select semifinalists. April 11-13: On-campus interviews.

April 20: Finalists presented to full ULS Board and interviews conducted. Possible board selection of McNeese president to be made.

For the forum, parking for the public will be reserved in the parking lot on the south side of Hardtner Hall.

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