The LSU Presidential Search Committee met Thursday afternoon over Zoom to discuss and approve advancements made in the process of choosing the next university president. 

During the meeting, the committee voted to approve the job description they created, meaning they can move forward in posting the job listing. Laurie Wilder, the president of LSU’s chosen search firm, Parker Executive Search, estimates that the job listing will be online by early next week and in hard-copy publications by early January.

“We’ll go very aggressively into the market at this point,” Wilder said. 

The role and support of the next president were also discussed by the committee, as the university president presides over the entire Louisiana State University System. Committee member Luke Laborde said that a sub-committee has considered the organizational structure of the system.

"Ultimately, the critical need is the development of a vision and an operating plan for the whole system right now,” Laborde said. 

One question that was not answered at Thursday’s meeting was the president’s salary, but the committee says it's working with the Board of Supervisors to determine one.

Following the meeting, LSU Executive Deputy Director of Athletics and Executive Director of External Relations Verge Ausberry voluntarily withdrew from the Presidential Search Committee, according to Ernie Ballard, director of media relations.

Chancellor Larry Clark of LSU Shreveport said that he is impressed with the committee’s work.

“The speed at which this search committee has worked and the quality of work in a tight time frame have been amazing,” Clark said.

To see a full list of the Presidential Search Committee’s members, click here. 

For Tiger TV’s interview with Committee Vice Chair Gabriela González, click here.