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Public invited to presidential candidate interviews, search committee meeting

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMONDThe public is encouraged to attend interviews of the four semi-finalists vying to become Southeastern Louisiana University’s next president.

     The interviews will take place at the Southeastern Alumni Center, 500 W. University Ave., beginning Monday, Feb. 9.
     The schedule of candidate interviews is:
     ▪ Monday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. -- Michael D. Shonrock, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management and Associate Professor at Texas Tech University.

     ▪ Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m. -- Nick J. Bruno, Vice President for Business and Finance for the University of Louisiana System.  

     ▪ Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. -- John L. Crain, Interim President of Southeastern.

     ▪ Thursday, Feb. 12, 2:30 p.m. -- Karen A. White, Senior Advisor for Urban and Metropolitan University Initiatives and professor at the University of South Florida.

     The presidential search committee will meet at the Alumni Center on Friday, Feb. 13, 9:30 a.m., to deliberate and recommend at least two candidates to the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, who will make the final decision. Friday’s meeting is also open to the public.
     For more information about the Southeastern search, visit and click on the Southeastern search icon. To submit questions or comments to the search committee, email

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