I am honored to have been included among this prestigious group of semifinalists for the position of President at Northwestern State University. I appreciate this opportunity to introduce myself to the local Natchitoches community.
My unique background and experiences have provided me with skills and proficiencies which I am eager to apply at Northwestern State University. Supporting our students in the journey to move from college to careers through relevant experiences, rigorous curricular challenges, and alignment with employer expectations has remained a consistent vision throughout my academic career. My blend of corporate and academic leadership experiences helped me to develop an innovative, entrepreneurial perspective leading to creative problem solving. Having served at academic institutions ranging from small private colleges to large state universities has provided me with unique opportunities to work with increasingly diverse teams of faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders. Team building and collaborative approaches have generated record breaking results which have benefited the local community, my institutions, and our students. I have enjoyed supporting my teams in living our mission and enhancing student successes. Achieving our goals requires data driven decision making and persistent efforts to ensure financial resources are available through enrollment growth and active fundraising. My record demonstrates successful utilization of data and greater financial independence at my institutions. My personal commitments align with the goals of Northwestern State University.
Please see my letter of interest and CV to learn more about my experiences.
Nancy D. Albers, Ph.D.