Board of Regents Chairman Appoints Advisory Committee for LU Presidential Search
(BEAUMONT) - Texas State University System Board of Regents Chairman Bill Scott has appointed a 23-member advisory committee to assist in the search for the next president of Lamar University. Members of the advisory search committee are:
Bill Scott, Regent (Committee Co-Chair), Texas State University System
David Montagne, Regent (Committee Co-Chair), Texas State University System
Duke Austin, Regent, Texas State University System
Alan Tinsley, Regent, Texas State University System
Jeremy Alltop, LU Vice President for Finance and Operations, CFO
Katrina Brent, Ph.D., LU Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Dann Brown, Ph.D., LU Associate Provost
Hector Flores, Ph.D., LU Chief of Police
Jennifer Fowler, Ph.D., LU Associate Professor Mathematics, Faculty Senate President
Monica Harn, Ph.D., LU Professor and Chair, Audiology, Fine Arts and Communication
Kyle Hayes, City Manager, Beaumont, Texas
Bob Jones, Professional Engineer, LU Alum
Helen Lou, Ph.D., LU Professor, Chemical Engineering
Vicki McNeil, Ph.D., LU Vice President of Student Engagement
Anita Riddle, Ph.D., Exxon Mobil Manager Global Procurement, LU Alum
Don Shaver, Investor, LU Alum
Ronnie Smith, President of Upstream Engineering, LU Alum
Bob Spina, Ph.D., LU Dean of Education
Henry Strait, Retired LU Alum
Helene Thill, LU Associate Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator
Freddie Titus, Ph.D. LU Associate Professor and Chair, Teacher Education
Tiffany Tran, LU Student, College Senator
Henry Venta, Ph.D., LU Professor, Management & Marketing
Starting this month and continuing through May 2021, the Advisory Search Committee, comprising faculty, staff, a student, and community representatives, will work with an executive search firm, Anthem Executive, to draft a presidential profile and conduct a national search.
The committee will identify a small number of exceptionally qualified candidates to recommend to Chancellor Brian McCall for his review and consideration. The chancellor will recommend a sole finalist to be considered by the TSUS Board of Regents.
State law requires a 21-day waiting period between the public announcement of the sole finalist and Board approval. During this waiting period, the sole finalist will be introduced to LU faculty, staff, students, community members, and other key stakeholders, adhering to necessary travel, meeting, and social distancing guidelines.
Current LU President Kenneth Evans, who announced his retirement last month after eight years at the university, will continue to serve as president until his successor arrives on campus, likely this summer.