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Chancellor Search Down to Four candidates

February 03, 2014

Shreveport, LA- The LSU Shreveport Chancellor Search Committee has narrowed the search for its next Chancellor from a field of extremely qualified applicants, down to four.

The committee, comprised of a group of LSUS faculty, staff, students, alumni, members of the LSU Shreveport Foundation Board of Directors and members of the Shreveport-Bossier community at-large, submitted the names to Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU President.  These applicants were chosen following a series of face-to-face interviews with a group of semi-finalists.  “We are one step closer to naming the next Chancellor of LSU Shreveport, and we are extremely pleased with the quality of candidates that have applied for the position,” said Dr. Alexander.  “I am looking forward to meeting each one of them and finding the right candidate to lead LSUS.”  Dr. Alexander’s original charge to the Committee had been to forward the names of three-to-five candidates to him, from which he would select the next Chancellor for LSU Shreveport.

The following candidates will meet with campus and community representatives and with Dr. Alexander on the LSU Shreveport campus between February 10 and 13:

Betsy Vogel Boze, Ph.D.

Dr. Boze is a Shreveport native.  She earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration, both from Southern Methodist University.

Dr. Boze’s previous academic appointments include Chair of the Department of Business Administration, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1989-1994; Assistant to the President, Tulane University, 2003-2004; Dean, School of Business & Professor of Marketing, University of Texas Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, 1994-2005; Senior Fellow,

American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2009-2010; Professor of Marketing, Kent State University Stark, 2005-2011; Campus Dean and Chief Executive Officer, Kent State University Stark, 2005-2009.  (The AASCU position and the Tulane position occurred during leaves from her other academic duties.)  She also served as President of the College of the Bahamas from 2011-2013.

Lawrence S. Clark, J.D.

Dr. “Larry” Clark is currently Dean of the Cameron School of Business, University of North Carolina Wilmington.  He earned the Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.  He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Business Administration from Knox College (IL) and Master of Laws in Taxation from the DePaul University School of Law.

Dr. Clark’s career includes Instructor of Business Law, Northern Illinois University, 1974;

service as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Staff & Faculty, 1975-1978; Assistant Professor of Business Law, Northern Illinois University, 1978-1981; Professor of Business Law, LSU Shreveport, 1981-1994; Chair, Department of Management & Marketing, LSU Shreveport, 1983-1985; Dean, College of Business, LSU Shreveport, 1985-1994; Dean, School of Business and Professor of Business Law, Sonoma State University (CA), 1994-2000.

Brian R. McGee, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian McGee currently serves as Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Executive Administration at the College of Charleston (SC).  He holds the Ph.D. in Communications from Ohio State University as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Speech Communications, both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Previous academic appointments include Chair, Department of Communication, Spalding University, 2001-2004; Chair, Department of Communication, College of Charleston, 2004-2010.

Robert C. Mock, Ed.D.

Dr. Robert Mock currently serves as Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Kentucky.  He earned a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as well as of Master of Arts in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Southern Illinois Edwardsville.

Dr. Mock’s previous academic experience includes Continuing Education Coordinator, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville/Arkansas State University/University of Arkansas at Little Rock as a part of the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium, 1995-1999; Instructor, Department of Speech Communication, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 1999-2004; Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2001-2004; Student Services Division Chief & Director of Recruitment and Retention, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2004-2007; Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 2007-2009; Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 2009-2010.

LSU Shreveport will offer an open forum for the community to meet each one of these candidates and ask questions.   The open forum will take place on the 3rd Floor of the Noel Memorial Library, and each candidate will be available at the following times:

·         Dr. Lawrence S. Clark will be available Monday, February 10, from 5-6 p.m.

·         Dr. Brian R. McGee will be available Tuesday, February 11, from 5-6 p.m.

·         Dr. Robert C. Mock, Jr. will be available Wednesday, February 12, from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

·         Dr. Betsy Vogel Boze will be available Thursday, February 13, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

If you are not available to make each event, but would still like to participate, you can watch the open forum live from the following link:  Participants watching the event from home will be allowed to submit their questions to the candidates via Facebook and Twitter.  Each question MUST accompany #lsusCS, so that it can be found online. 

More information will be available at


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