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Finalists for ULM President named



MONROE, La. – The finalists in the search for the next president of the University of Louisiana Monroe have been named.

They are:

  • Katrice Albert
  • Ronald Berry
  • Jeannine Kahn

All three have an extensive background in higher education.

Katrice Albert’s experience includes serving as the Vice Provost for Equity, Diversity and Community Outreach for Louisiana State University.

Ronald Berry is currently serving as the dean of ULM’s College of Business and Social Sciences.

Jeannine Kahn is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the University of Louisiana system.

UL system president Jim Henderson said they all had different strengths that matched the profile they created at the beginning of the search.

“It’s an extraordinary job. You have to balance the goals and needs of various constituent groups. You do that by understanding what those needs and goals are. It takes a lot of listening, it takes a lot of participation, by a wide group of people, and this whole community can elevate the university to its potential,” said Henderson.

The finalists will be interviewed again and a decision will be made on Thursday.

In a statement, Albert said:

“The semifinalist candidates for the ULM presidency are exceptional and noteworthy higher education leaders. I am delighted that the search committee considered advancing my candidacy to the final experience and look forward to engaging the UL System Board of Supervisors next week.  ULM is the national gem on the bayou and I look forward to sharing how I might partner with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, key  community stakeholders, and the board to elevate its national standing.

In a statement, Berry said:

“I am excited and honored to be selected as a finalist for the ULM President’s position. To have the opportunity to serve the dedicated faculty, staff and students and work with our community partners to transform our region is what motivated me to apply for the position. I appreciate the search committee’s efforts on ULM’s behalf and look forward to participating in the ongoing process.”

Kahn said in a statement:

“After my 30 year career in higher education, I am honored to be considered for the ULM presidency. My time spent on campus this week—with faculty, staff, students and community stakeholders – further invigorated my passion for the university’s potential. I look forward to meeting with the board next week to share my vision for the university.”