Forum for First Candidate for Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development to be Held Feb. 27

02/24/2012 03:54 PM

BATON ROUGE – The first of three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for research & economic development will be on campus next week. An open forum for Richard Billo (vita available at, associate vice president for research at the University of Texas at Arlington, will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium.


The campus community is invited to attend this and upcoming open forums with each of the finalists to learn more about their experience and vision for the advancement of research initiatives at LSU.  


The vice chancellor for research & economic development serves as the chief research officer for the university, taking a leadership role in national and international activities regarding research policy and guiding LSU in defining, prioritizing and energizing emerging research opportunities.


In addition to Billo, other final candidates and their forum times include Mark Aldenderfer (vita available at, professor and dean for the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of California at Merced, with an open forum being held March 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Dodson Auditorium, and Morris Foster (vita available at, associate vice chancellor for research and strategic planning at the University of Oklahoma at Norman, with an open forum being held March 15 at 4 p.m. in Lockett 2.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012