Semi-finalists chosen to search for the next President-Chancellor of the Southern University System


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – The search committee for the next president and chancellor of the Southern University System today announced its semi-finalists.

The list includes:

  • Laurence Alexander, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • James Ammons, Chancellor of Southern University of New Orleans
  • Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University in New Orleans
  • Dennis Shields, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Platteville
  • Kent Smith, President of Langston University in Oklahoma

Michael Tidwell, former chancellor of the University of Texas at Tyler, was also named in this round during the virtual meeting of the search committee. He has since withdrawn his candidacy, the university said.

The committee will interview the five semi-finalists on January 18 and 19.

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