Presidential Candidates

LSU President Search

President-select

During the May LSU Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board named William Tate IV, Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of South Carolina, as the next LSU president. Tate is expected to begin his term as president in July. 

View Tate's CV.

Read the full anouncement.

Finalists

These candidates will visit the university next week to meet with various groups and stakeholders, including faculty and staff, students, administrators from various LSU campuses, alumni and donors. 

The LSU Presidential Candidates Survey is open now and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5. We invite you to share your thoughts on any candidates you interacted with – whether that is through reading their CVs, attending in-person events, or watching interviews and forums online. 

Droegemeier head shotKelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D.
Former Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) (2021)
United States Federal Government

View Dr. Droegemeier's CV

Henderson headshotJames (Jim) Henderson, D.M.
System President and Chief Executive Officer
University of Louisiana System



View Dr. Henderson's CV

Tate head shotWilliam (Bill) Tate, IV, Ph.D. 
U of SC Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 
University of South Carolina

View Dr. Tate's CV

Presidential Candidate Interviews

During the May 6, 2021 LSU Board of Supervisors meeeting, each candidate for president will be allotted 90 minutes for presentation and questions followed by a short break. The first candidate is anticipated to make the presentation at, or shortly after, 9:30 a.m. If a candidate finishes in less than 90 minutes, the Board may choose to call the next candidate earlier than the estimated time outlined. Below are the estimated time of interviews:

  • 9:30 a.m.: James Henderson
  • 11:20 a.m.: Kelvin Droegemeier
  • 1:20 p.m.: William Tate

Meeting Details

https://lsu.zoom.us/s/98105349350
Passcode: 367906
Dial-In: 1-312-626-6799

Campus Visits Schedule

Date

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End Time

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Passcode

5/2/21 LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport Forum with Dr.  James Henderson 6:30 PM 7:00 PM Facebook Watch LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport Forum N/A N/A N/A
5/3/21 Student & Instruction Forum with Dr.  James Henderson 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Webinar Watch Student & Instruction Forum with Dr. James Henderson 975 6252 7466 1 312 626 6799  979315
5/3/21 Research & Scholarly Work Forum with Dr. James Henderson 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Webinar Watch Research & Scholarly Work Forum with Dr. James Henderson 975 7215 3916 1 646 876 9923  830502
5/3/21 LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport Forum with Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier 6:30 PM 7:00 PM Facebook Watch LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport Forum N/A N/A N/A
5/4/21 Student & Instruction Forum with Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Webinar Watch Student & Instruction Forum with Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier 923 9366 5346 1 312 626 6799  739109
5/4/21 Research and Scholarly Work Forum with Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Webinar Watch Research and Scholarly Work Forum with Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier 998 8745 1892 1 646 876 9923  529864
5/4/21 LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport Forum with Dr. William Tate  6:30 PM 7:00 PM Facebook Watch LSU Shreveport/LSU Health Shreveport Forum N/A N/A N/A
5/5/21 Student & Instruction Forum with Dr. William Tate  10:00 AM 11:00 AM Webinar Watch Student & Instruction Forum with Dr. William Tate 955 0789 5526 1 646 876 9923  435203
5/5/21 Research & Scholarly Work Forum with Dr. William Tate 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Webinar Watch Research & Scholarly Work Forum with Dr. William Tate 986 7884 7440 1 312 626 6799  457645
5/6/21 Board of Supervisors Meeting  8:30 AM - Webinar Join Board of Supervisors Meeting 981 0534 9350 1 312 626 6799  367906

Candidates

The LSU Presidential Search Committee has selected eight individuals for interviews:

  • Laurence Alexander, J.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Chancellor
    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Ronald (Ron) Clark, M.A.
    Major General & Chief of Staff
    United States Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii United States Army
  • Jay Dardenne, J.D.
    Commissioner, Division of Administration
    State of Louisiana
  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D.
    Former Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) (2021)
    United States Federal Government
  • James (Jim) Henderson, D.M.
    System President and Chief Executive Officer
    University of Louisiana System
  • Rustin M. Moore, DVM, Ph.D.
    Professor and Dean College of Veterinary Medicine
    The Ohio State University
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jeffrey (Jeff) Talley, Ph.D.
    President & CEO
    The P3i Group, LLC
  • William (Bill) Tate, IV, Ph.D. 
    U of SC Education Foundation Distinguished Professor and Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs 

    University of South Carolina

Download the complete list of LSU Presidential Candidates.

Candidate Interviews

Monday, April 26, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021