SU President-Chancellor search committee completes interviews with semi-finalists; committee now in executive session to discuss candidates

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Southern University President-Chancellor search committee has completed its interviews with the five candidates for the position.

Earlier Wednesday, the search committee interviewed Dr. James Ammons and Dr. Dennis Shields.

On Tuesday, the committee interviewed Dr. Kent Smith, Dr. Walter Kimbrough, and Dr. Laurence Alexander.

The search committee is now in executive session to discuss the candidates. No vote can be taken while the search committee is in executive session.

The five semi-finalists are:

Dr. Laurence Alexander- UAPB Chancellor
Dr. James Ammons- SUNO Chancellor
Dr. Walter Kimbrough- Dillard University President
Dr. Dennis Shields- University of Wisconsin- Platteville Chancellor
Dr. Kent Smith- Langston University President

The finalists will be presented to the Southern University System Board, who will have the final vote on who the new President-Chancellor will be.

You can watch the virtual interviews by clicking here.