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LSUA Chancellor Search

Released: 02/01/2008

Ten candidates for chancellor at LSU at Alexandria will be interviewed Feb. 15-16 in Baton Rouge by the Chancellor's Search Committee, which selected quarterfinalists Friday in a meeting at LSUA.

With assistance from Parker Executive Search, the committee had winnowed the candidate list to 14 from an original pool of 68 applicants.

The next round of interviews will be at the Lod Cook Center on the LSU campus.

The remaining candidates, in alphabetical order, are Drs. Thomas Armstrong, vice chancellor for academic affairs at LSUA; Juliette Bell, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University; Daniel Blankenship, chief executive officer at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac; Betsy Boze, chief executive officer at Kent State University-Stark; and Charles Harrington, vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke.

Also, Sharon Hoffman, vice president for academic affairs at Clayton State University; Thomas Krepel, assistant to the president at Northern Illinois University; James Mackin, vice president for academic affairs at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania; David Manuel, vice president for academic affairs at St. Mary's University; and Rhonda Richards, executive dean at West Virginia University-Parkersburg.

"Five or six" semifinalists will be identified following the interviews in Baton Rouge. They will be interviewed again in late February or early March at LSUA, where faculty, staff and students will have an opportunity to meet the candidates, according to Dr. Mary Treuting, chairperson of the Chancellor's Search Committee. "Three or four" finalists will be presented to Dr. John Lombardi, president of the LSU System, who will appoint LSUA's 12th chancellor.

"We anticipate that a new chancellor will be chosen by Dr. Lombardi in March or April," Treuting said.

Dr. H. Rouse Caffey, a former LSUA chancellor, has served as interim chancellor since Dr. Robert Cavanaugh retired in August.