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LSU and other colleges and universities are set to get $269 million from the federal stimulus bill that won final congressional approval earlier this week. 

A special committee at LSU began Wednesday sorting through applications and picking semi-finalists for the university’s top job.

Twenty-three candidates applied for the job and eight were picked as semi-finalists.

Below is a list of the semi-finalists:


Laurence Alexander, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chancellor

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Ronald (Ron) Clark, M.A.

Major General & Chief of Staff

United States Indo-Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii

United States Army


Jay Dardenne, J.D.

Commissioner

Division of Administration

State of Louisiana


Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D.

Former Director, White House Office of Science and Technology

Policy (OSTP) (2021)

United States Federal Government


James (Jim) Henderson, D.M.

System President and Chief Executive Officer

University of Louisiana System


Rustin M. Moore, DVM, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean

College of Veterinary Medicine

The Ohio State University


Mary Ann Rankin, Ph.D.

Professor and Former Senior Vice President and Provost

(2021) University of Maryland, College Park


Lt. Gen. (Ret) Jeffrey (Jeff) Talley, Ph.D.

President & CEO

The P3i Group, LLC


These are the other applicants...


James Anderson, Ph.D.

Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (2020)

Office of the Secretary of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense


David Blackwell, Ph.D.

Professor and Outgoing Provost (June 2021)

University of Kentucky


Rita Cheng, Ph.D.

Outgoing President

Northern Arizona University

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Wenbin Deng, Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Dean

School of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sun Yat-sen University


Charalabos (Haris) Doumanidis, Ph.D.

Deputy Provost

University College Dublin


Daniel Fogel, Ph.D

Professor and Former Chair (2020)

English

University of Vermont


Leroy Hamilton, Jr., Ed.D.

Special Assistant to the President

Norfolk State University


Larry (Chip) Hunter, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean

Carson College of Business

Washington State University


Alexander Lowry, M.B.A.

Executive Director, Career and Connection Institute

Gordon College


Christopher (Chris) Lynch, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean

Bourns College of Engineering

University of California, Riverside


William (Bill) Payne, Ph.D.

Professor and Dean

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources

University of Nevada


Magesh Rajan, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Prairie View A&M University


Margaret Waid, Ph.D.

President

The Waid Group, Inc.


Andre-Denis Wright, Ph.D.

Endowed Dean

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences

Washington State University


Amar Zireg, B.A.

General Manager

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