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The University of Louisiana System Selected Five Semi-Finalist in Search for Grambling's Next President


BATON ROUGE - The Grambling State University Presidential Search is tentatively on and the Search Committee have selected five candidates to interview next week for Grambling's top post on Friday (May 29).

Interviews will take place this coming Tuesday and Wednesday on Grambling's campus which will be public interviews. Then the Search Committee will meet at 8 a.m. on Thursday to narrow the field of candidates from five to two. Finalists will interview with the University of Louisiana System Board in a public meeting at 11 a.m. The board is expected to announce a decision around noon Thursday, June 4.

UL System staff will release details of the interview schedule when it is available. All public interviews will be videotaped and made available on the Grambling Presidential Search website. Members of the public will be able to submit questions by writing the search committee at gsupresidentialsrch@uls.state.la.us by midnight Monday June 1, 2015. In addition to public interviews, candidates will meet with Grambling faculty, staff and students.

The five semi-finalist for Presidency includes one former HBCU President and former Vice President. Two current Vice Presidents (One at an HBCU) and one HBCU President current Chief of Staff.

  • W. Wayne Brumfield (Ph.D. - Louisiana State University), Former Vice President for Student Affairs, the University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Thomas J. Calhoun, Jr. (Ph.D. - University of Washington), Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of North Alabama
  • Glenda F. Carter (Ph.D. - University of Michigan), Executive Vice President and Provost and Professor of Education, Wiley College
  • Willie D. Larkin (Ph.D. - Ohio State University), Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Morgan State University
  • Gilbert L. Rochon (Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology), President's Council, University of New Orleans (former President, Tuskegee University)

You are able to download candidate applications from the UL System website here.

"It was very difficult to narrow the list of candidates from eight down to five, because all of the candidates were very strong, and for that, we applaud the The Hollins Group for providing such excellent choices. We are delighted to have the opportunity next week to interact with each of these higher education leaders to select Grambling's next President," said Sandra Woodley (UL System President & committee chair).

The UL System established a page on its website at www.ulsystem.edu/GramblingSearch for more information about the Grambling Presidential Search.




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