McNeese president's search continues Monday

(Source: website)
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Another step in choosing a new president for McNeese State University takes place next week.

The presidential search committee of the University of Louisiana System will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, April 3, in Baton Rouge to review candidates who have applied for the McNeese job.

15 people have applied for the McNeese position being vacated by the retirement of current president Dr. Philip Williams.

The candidates include current Sowela Technical Community College Chancellor Neil Aspinwall, McNeese accounting professor Daryl Burkel, McNeese Provost Jeanne Daboval and McNeese Dean of Engineering Nikos Kiritsis. We have a complete list of the candidates and their application letters, on the 7news mobile app and at

The committee hopes to narrow down that list to a group of semifinalists, who will be interviewed April 10th and 11th on the McNeese Campus.

The board hopes to have new leadership in place at McNeese by July 1st.  However, one timetable indicates a new president could be chosen as early as April 20th.

For a full list of McNeese presidential candidates, click here.

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