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The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Northwestern State University. The individual selected as President will assume the position during the first half of 2022. 

Founded in 1884, Northwestern is categorized as an SREB Four-Year 4 institution, as a Carnegie Master’s College and University (larger programs), and as a COC/SACS Level V institution. Northwestern State University, located in rural Louisiana between the population centers of Alexandria and Shreveport, serves a wide geographic area between the borders of Texas and Mississippi. The University enrolls approximately 11,500 students in 103 degree programs. It serves the educational and cultural needs of the region through traditional and electronic delivery of courses. Distance education continues to be an integral part of Northwestern’s degree program delivery, providing flexibility for serving the educational needs and demands of students, state government, and private enterprise.

The Board and University are seeking a President who will be a visionary, entrepreneurial leader who has exhibited both academic and senior administrative success; is committed to fundraising, economic development, and community relations; and is student-centered. Further, the President should empower others through transparent communication, collaborative management, and shared governance.

Candidates will be expected to have high-level executive experience with demonstrated performance of exceptional quality. Those holding an earned doctorate and having a background in higher education administration are preferred. Management experience in other fields will also be considered. 

The Presidential Search Committee will accept letters of interest, résumés, and nominations until the position is filled. For best consideration, letters of interest in the position and résumés should be provided by October 8, 2021. Information can be submitted via mail or electronically to: 

                                                             

Mr. James Carter, Chair

Board of Supervisors

University of Louisiana System

1201 North Third Street, Suite 7-300

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Telephone:  (225) 342-6950

Facsimile:  (225) 342-6473

NorthwesternPresidentialSearch@ulsystem.edu

For more information and desired qualifications, see the website at: https://www.ulsystem.edu/presidential-search/nsu-search/ or email questions or comments to NorthwesternPresidentialSearch@ulsystem.edu.

The University of Louisiana System is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Louisiana is a Public Records Law State.