The Northwestern Presidential Search Committee has voted unanimously to name two finalists to present to the full Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

The finalists are:

Marcus D. Jones, Interim President, Northwestern State University

Kim M. LeDuff, Vice President, Division of Academic Engagement and Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, University of West Florida, Pensacola

The Board will meet Monday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. to interview finalists and select the 20th president of Northwestern State University.

“The finalists this committee has selected to bring before the full Board of Supervisors are the product of a rigorous process strengthened by an engaged university community,” System President and Search Committee Chair Jim Henderson said. “These are remarkably strong individuals who are each uniquely qualified to lead Northwestern, my alma mater, into a new season of excellence.”

Jones’ and LeDuff’s semi finalist interviews can be found here. All information regarding the search is posted at