President - Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, Louisiana
Sep 26, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Nicholls State University.  The individual selected as President will assume the position January 2018. 

Founded in 1948, Nicholls is categorized as an SREB Four-Year 4 institution, as a Carnegie Master’s College and University (medium programs), and as a SACSCOC Level IV institution. Nicholls State University is a comprehensive, regional, selective admissions university that provides a unique blend of academic programs to meet the needs of Louisiana and beyond. For more than half a century, the University has been the leader in postsecondary education in an area rich in cultural and natural resources. While maintaining major partnerships with businesses, local school systems, community agencies, and other educational institutions, Nicholls actively influences the educational, social, and cultural infrastructure of the region.

The Board and university are seeking a student-centered president who will be a visionary, entrepreneurial leader. The president must be committed to fundraising, economic development, and community relations while empowering others through transparent communication, collaborative management, and shared governance.

Candidates will be expected to have high-level executive experience with demonstrated performance of exceptional quality. Those holding an earned doctorate and having a background in higher education administration are preferred.  Management experience in other fields will also be considered. 

The Presidential Search Committee will accept letters of interest, resumes and nominations until the position is filled.  For best consideration, letters of interest in the position and résumés should be provided by October 20, 2017.  Information should be submitted by email or mail to:


Mr. Alejandro Perkins, Chair

Board of Supervisors

University of Louisiana System

1201 North Third Street, Suite 7-300

Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Telephone:  (225) 342-6950

Facsimile:  (225) 342-6473


For more information and desired qualifications, see the website at: or email questions or comments to


The University of Louisiana System is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Louisiana is a Public Records Law State.

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