Fourteen applicants to lead the University of Louisiana System include university chancellors, former chancellors and department heads from Maine to the Midwest.
The applicants include Gary Lawler, chancellor of the Hazleton campus of Pennsylvania State University; Michael Wartell, Chancellor Emeritus and chemistry professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; and Lesley Lovett-Doust, who resigned in February as president and vice chancellor at Nipissing University in Ontario, Canada. Doust also applied to be president of Louisiana Tech, one of the system's nine universities.
The only Louisiana applicant is a medical technician at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Ann McDaniel-Echols says her doctorate in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and her healthcare work mean she can develop and organize any system effectively.
The search committee will choose finalists Thursday.
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