Marcus Jones named NSU’s interim president

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its April 22 meeting to name Marcus Jones interim president of Northwestern State University effective July 1. Henderson said that with his 23 years spent in the community, Jones will be able to keep the ship moving steadily forward as the university holds a search for a new president to replace Dr. Chris Maggio who recently announced his plans to retire.

The board expressed its appreciation for Maggio’s years of service to NSU.

Other agenda items voted on by the board included:

Approve NSU entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with Caddo Career and Technical Center

Approve NSU entering into a Transfer Articulation Agreement with Bossier Parish Community College

Approve NSU School Affiliation Agreement with Rapides Regional Medical Center

Approve NSU’s request to convert post-baccalaureate certificates in the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health to undergraduate certificates

Approve NSU’s request to transition the Bachelor of Science in Theatre – Design and Technology Concentration to a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production and Design

Approve contract with Sean Kiracofe, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, effective March 1, 2021

Approve Ground Lease Agreement with the Northwestern State University Foundation to obtain and install artificial turf on the football field at Harry Turpin Stadium

Appoint Dr. Michael Snowden as Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity at NSU effective May 1, 2021

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