WHAT: The Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee is meeting to review applicants and select semifinalists. The virtual meeting will be streamed live on the UL System YouTube Channel.

Those wishing to make a public comment may submit name, affiliation, and comment to with the subject line “Public Comment.”

WHEN: 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14

WHERE: Streamed live on the UL System YouTube Channel

The following candidates are recommended to the search committee for consideration. 
  • Martin A. Abraham, Provost and Academic Vice President at Western Illinois University
  • Nancy D. Albers, College of Business International Experience Coordinator at Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • Kim E. Armstrong, Equity and Community Affairs at Arkansas State University
  • Stephen M. Condon, Chancellor at Carolina University
  • Charles E. Gengler, Dean of the Marilyn Davies College of Business at University of Houston Downtown
  • Parwinder S. Grewal, Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Marcus D. Jones, Interim President at Northwestern State University
  • Darrell P. Kruger, Former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Appalachian State University
  • Kim M. LeDuff, Vice President of the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer at University of West Florida in Pensacola
  • Alexander “Sasha” M. Sidorkin, Dean and Professor of the College of Education at California State University
  • Gary L. Stading, Dean of the College of Business, Engineering and Technology and Professor of Supply Chain Management at Texas A&M University – Texarkana
  • Jeremy L. Thomas, Interim President at Oklahoma City Community College
  • Virginia R. Van Sickle-Burkett, Chief Scientist at U.S. Department of Interior