The University of Louisiana System formed a presidential search committee for the University of New Orleans on Thursday.

UNO is transferring out of the LSU System and into the soon-to-be nine-college UL System.

The UL System colleges are headed by campus presidents, whereas the LSU System names its college heads chancellors.

Joe King, UNO’s provost, has been serving as interim chancellor.

The UL System search committee includes nine members of the UL System Board of Supervisors and UNO faculty representative Neal Maroney.

The other nine are UL System Board members Paul Aucoin, of Houma; Andre Coudrain, of Hammond; David Guidry, of Harvey; E. Gerald “T-Boy” Hebert, of Kenner; Renee Lapeyrolerie, of New Orleans; student member John Lombardo, of Thibodaux; Jimmy Long Sr. of Natchitoches; board Vice Chairman D. Wayne Parker; of Choudrant; and board Chairman Winfred Sibille, of Sunset.

Serving in nonvoting, advisory capacities are UNO Student Government Association President John Mineo and community representatives Susan Hess and Gary Solomon.

UL System President Randy Moffett will serve as the nonvoting chair of the committee.

The first committee meeting is expected to be in early fall.

A new UNO president cannot be named until after the transfer to the UL System is finalized in December.