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Crain to interview with UL System Board -- Shonrock withdraws

Contact: Rene Abadie


     BATON ROUGE – The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System will decide tomorrow if Southeastern Louisiana University Interim President John L. Crain will take the helm permanently.  Crain is one of two finalists selected last week by the Southeastern Presidential Search Committee to interview with the full Board.  The second finalist, Michael Shonrock of Texas Tech University, withdrew his candidacy late Sunday evening.

     “Dr. Shonrock was a strong candidate.  It is unfortunate that the full Board will not get a chance to interview him, but we respect his decision and wish him well,” said University of Louisiana System President Randy Moffett.

     The Southeastern Presidential Search Committee concluded its business last week after conducting interviews with candidates and selecting the finalists.  The decision now rests with the UL System Board, who will hold a special meeting to interview Crain at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the Claiborne Building Auditorium (1201 N. Third Street) in Baton Rouge. 

     For more information about the Southeastern search, including candidate applications and an independent review of the Southeastern campus, visit the UL System's website at and click on the Southeastern search icon.

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