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Nov 1, 2012 5:27 PM by AP

Texas college exec. looked at for UL System head

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A vice chancellor at the University of Texas System is being considered to run the University of Louisiana System.

Sandra Woodley, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at the Texas college system, has been invited to interview for the job on Nov. 9, the UL System board of supervisors said Thursday.

Woodley was summoned for an interview from a pool of 16 candidates for the job.

"We have a strong group of applicants but feel Dr. Woodley's finance background and experience at multiple higher education systems most closely aligns with the current needs of the University of Louisiana System," said UL System Board Chair Wayne Parker.

The UL System has been without a president since Sept. 15, when Randy Moffett retired. The system has more than 92,000 students enrolled at nine public colleges. The system includes Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the University of New Orleans, McNeese State University in Lake Charles and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

The board said it might choose to name Woodley the new president after her interview in Baton Rouge on Nov. 9.

She has worked in high-level college administrative jobs in several states. Before moving to Texas, she served as strategic planner and chief financial officer for the Arizona Board of Regents and before that as the vice president of finance, planning and performance for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

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