University of New Orleans President

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of President at the University of New Orleans.  This is a remarkable opportunity to lead an exceptional, nationally recognized research university, located on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana. The appointment for this executive position will be effective January 2024 or earlier. 


Established in 1956, the University of New Orleans has grown to become a major research university. Categorized as an SREB Four-Year 2 institution, as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University (high research activity), and as a SACSCOC Level VI institution, UNO’s students enjoy a broad range of academic programs, nearly one-quarter of which are at the master’s or doctoral level. The University offers 107 undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs to over 7,100 traditional and non-traditional students.  Culturally, socially, economically, and intellectually, the University of New Orleans is one of the major assets of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana.


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 August 4, 2023. Information can be submitted via mail or electronically to: 


Ms. Elizabeth Pierre, Chair

Board of Supervisors

University of Louisiana System

1201 North Third Street, Suite 7-300

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Telephone: (225) 342-6950

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