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LSUE Chancellor selection should come soon

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 16:51:55-04

The LSUE Chancellor Search Committee is moving closer to a decision.

According to the university’s website, the three final candidates visited Eunice last month to participate in on-campus interviews. They also spoke to open forums for the campus community while they were there.

To follow the search on the school’s website, and see the finalists’ CVs, click here.

The three finalists are:

Nancee Sorenson, who joined Hillsborough Community College in January of 2015 as the first female President for the Brandon Campus. She has a 30 year career in higher education with her most recent position as Vice President of Student Development at the East Campus of Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona and in 2012 served as Acting President for that campus.

Dwight C. Watson, who currently is the Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University and has served in this role since 2015. As Provost and Vice President, he supervises the academic deans and their departments, the Dean of Students and the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, and the Chief Information Officer.

Ron Dempsey, who is currently the Vice President for University Advancement at Winona State University and has served in this role since 2016. As VP for University Advancement, he is responsible for overseeing the operations for the offices of Development, Alumni Relations, Marketing/Communication, and Governmental Relations for Winona State and serves on the president’s executive senior staff.

The members of the search committee are:

Dr. William Richardson, LSU Vice President for Agriculture & Dean, College of Agriculture, Committee Chair
Becki Benoit, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Lafayette General Health
Brandon Borill, LSUE Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Pat Dossman, New York Life Agent
Dr. Jessica Jones, LSUE Director of Student Success
Amy LeMaire, Student Representative, President of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Dr. Renee Robichaux, LSUE Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Jim Robinson, LSUE Faculty Senate Chair
Bill Rodier, Executive Director of St. Landry Parish Economic Development
Mary Werner, Director & VP of The North American Land Company, LLC and Sweet Lake Land & Oil Company, LLC. and Chair-elect of the LSU Board of Supervisors
Jeff Willis, LSUE Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach