LSU narrows presidential search to three finalists

The LSU Presidential Search Committee narrowed its search down from 23 to just three after meeting for three hours today.

Jim Henderson, William F. Tate IV and Kevin Droegemeier were selected as the three finalists for the position.

Henderson currently serves as president of the University of Louisiana System, which encompasses nine state colleges serving roughly 90,000 students.

Droegemeier served as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Trump.

Tate currently serves as the provost at the University of South Carolina.

Commissioner of Administration and former Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana Jay Dardenne was interviewed Monday as one of eight semifinalists, but he did not progress to the final round of interviews.

The three finalists will be interviewed further this week, and they will each visit the university to meet with groups compiled of faculty and staff, students, administrators, alumni and donors.

After each has visited and gone through one final round of interviews, the search committee will give their recommendation to the LSU Board of Supervisors, which will make the final decision on who will be LSU's next president.