In the fall of 2021, Chancellor Larry Clark announced his plans to retire in June 2023. LSU System President William B. Tate, IV hired the search firm Isaacson Miller - integral in the search for the LSU Health Sciences Shreveport Chancellor - to undertake finding a new leader for our campus. 

You can participate in the search by sharing the link to this invitation with people that you may know and encouraging them to apply. 

This page will contain details on the search committee, as well as meeting times and agendas pertinent to the search. Scroll down for further information.

Upcoming Meetings

Louisiana State University Shreveport Chancellor Search Committee - Charge Meeting

When: Monday, January 30th, 2023 at 2:00pm-3:15 pm CST

Location: LSUS Campus, Business Education Building -  Room 100

Charge Meeting Agenda
Chancellor
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Monday, January 30th
2:00pm-3:15pm CST
Location: Louisiana State University Shreveport
Business Education Building, Room 100


1. Introductions

2. Charge from President Tate 

President Tate will charge the search committee to conduct a comprehensive search with the support of Isaacson, Miller.

3. Scoping the Position

We will continue this conversation from our launch meeting. This is an information gathering process, which helps us to fully understand the pivotal challenges this person will face and the organizational context in which they must operate. Some questions committee members might want to consider:

  • What is distinctive about this role at LSUS?
  • What challenges are on the horizon in the next one to five years that will require this person’s leadership, energy, and effort? How will the unit need to evolve to address those challenges?

  • What are the specific opportunities for impact in this role? What would make this an exciting and compelling leadership position for an outstanding candidate?

  • What kinds of candidate profiles do you hope to see in the pool and what technical skills are must-haves versus good-to-haves?

4. Brainstorming about Potential Candidates and Sources

We will want to ask committee members to think of individuals who might make sense either as candidates or as people who would be good sources of information/referral of potential candidates. We are also interested in other schools/organizations you admire and would want us to explore.

5. Questions and Other Topics

Download this agenda here.

Launch Meeting Agenda
Chancellor
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Friday, January 13th
2:30pm-3:30pm CST
Location: LSUS Campus, BE Building - 100


1. Introductions

2. Roles and Responsibilities of the Search Firm and Search Committee

    We will have a brief discussion regarding the search firm’s and search committee’s respective roles in this important process. We will spend a few moments discussing our joint responsibility for candidate confidentiality, interviewing, and communication. We will also discuss the effort to build a diverse pool of candidates.

3. Overview of the Search Process

We will spend time describing the search process.

4. Scoping the Position

This will be the major portion of the meeting. This is an information gathering process, which helps us to fully understand the pivotal challenges this person will face and the organizational context in which they must operate. Some questions committee members might want to consider:

  • What is distinctive about this role at LSUS?
  • What challenges are on the horizon in the next one to five years that will require this person’s leadership, energy, and effort? How will the unit need to evolve to address those challenges?
  • What are the specific opportunities for impact in this role? What would make this an exciting and compelling leadership position for an outstanding candidate?
  • What kinds of candidate profiles do you hope to see in the pool and what technical skills are must-haves versus good-to-haves?

5. Brainstorming about Potential Candidates and Sources

We will want to ask committee members to think of individuals who might make sense either as candidates or as people who would be good sources of information/referral of potential candidates. We are also interested in other schools/organizations you admire and would want us to explore.

6. Questions and Other Topics

Download a copy of this agenda here.

Search Committee
  • Ray Lasseigne, Chair, President of TMR Exploration, Inc.
  • Dr. Kenna Franklin, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement
  • Dr. Elisabeth Liebert, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Alexander Mikaberidze, Professor of History, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Michael Becerra Assistant Professor of Counseling in the Department of Psychology.
  • Allen Garcie, Associate Professor of Digital Arts; and Faculty Senate President
  • Dr. Binshan Lin, Director of Research, College of Business
  • Scott Hardwick, Deputy CIO
  • Dr. Richard Watson, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Sciences
  • Dr. Dalila Salazar, Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Manali Patel, LSU Shreveport, Graduate Student Association
  • Angie White, COO of North Louisiana Economic Partnership
  • Hardy Foreman, CPA, LSUS Foundation Chair
  • Merritt Chastain, Attorney at Law and President, Noel Foundation, Inc.
  • Mark Bieger, LSU Vice President of Strategy
  • Dr. Markey W. Pierre, Vice Chancellor of External Affairs and Chief of Staff, LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport
  • (ex-officio, staffer) Kim Ramsey, Chief of Staff

For questions pertaining to the LSU Shreveport Chancellor search, please email Kim.Ramsey@lsus.edu or call 318-797-5108.