LSU president candidate interviews start Monday. Here's how you can watch

Leigh Guidry
Lafayette Daily Advertiser
Protesters march on the LSU campus Nov. 20, 2020, in reaction to the way officials handled rape and abuse allegations against football players.

Eight candidates vying to lead Louisiana's flagship university will be interviewed Monday and Tuesday, and you can watch.

After months of looking for a new president-chancellor of Louisiana State University and the LSU System, committee members accepted a list of 23 applicants at a meeting Wednesday and narrowed that number to eight who will advance to virtual interviews that will be streamed to the public.

The LSU Presidential Search Committee will conduct four interviews each day. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 26

  • 9-10:45 a.m.: Laurence Alexander, J.D., Ph.D., professor and chancellor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Jim Henderson, D.M., system president and chief executive officer, University of Louisiana System
  • 1-2:15 p.m.: Mary Ann Rankin, Ph.D., professor and former senior vice president and provost (2021), University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2:30-3:45 p.m.: Jay Dardenne, J.D., commissioner, Division of Administration, State of Louisiana

Tuesday, April 27

  • 9-10:15 a.m.: Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D., former director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) (2021), United States Federal Government
  • 10:30-11:45 a.m.: Ronald (Ron) Clark, M.A., major general and chief of staff, United States Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, United States Army
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jeffrey (Jeff) Talley, Ph.D., president and CEO, The P3i Group, LLC
  • 2-3:15 p.m.: Rustin M. Moore, DVM, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University

To join the Zoom webinars, follow links for each candidate interview at https://www.lsu.edu/president-search/candidates/index.php.

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Due to the gubernatorial order limiting gatherings, the room occupancy is being strictly monitored.

Provisions have been made for people seeking to make public comment, and those interested in making public comment should submit a request to president-search@lsu.edu by 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Masks will be required for those making public comment, but they will not be allowed to remain in the room for the duration of the meeting. The public may also submit written comments related to agenda items and those will be added to the official record.

Contact children's issues reporter Leigh Guidry at Lguidry@theadvertiser.com or on Twitter @LeighGGuidry.