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Search committee for Southern University chancellor selects three finalists

The search committee for the next chancellor of Southern University and A&M College today selected three finalists who will visit the campus for tours and in-person interviews on Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 7. All interviews are open to the public and will be held at the Valdry Center for Philanthropy (598 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807).

The interview schedule is as follows: 

Tuesday, Feb. 6
Calvin McFadden, Ph.D., Former President of Arkansas Baptist College
9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                                 

John Pierre, J.D., Chancellor of Southern University Law Center and Interim Executive Vice President for Southern University and A&M College 
1-2 p.m.                                                                   

Wednesday, Feb. 7
Carmen Walters, Ph.D., Former President of Tougaloo College
9:30-10:30 a.m.                                                                

Interviews will be live-streamed at Public questions/comments should be emailed to in advance of the interview times.

If you would like to request reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for these interviews, please email your request to at least eight (8) hours before interviews are scheduled to commence. For more information about the search, go to