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SU Law Chancellor Search Committee announces semi-finalists - Tuesday, February 2, 2016


A Southern University System Board of Supervisors' Chancellor Search Committee charged with assisting the SU System with selecting a new chancellor for the Southern University Law Center (SULC), today announced semi-finalists for the position.

The 14-member committee chaired by SULC alumnus Dwayne Murray, partner, Murray and Murray Law Firm, narrowed the list of candidates to six semi-finalists.

The semi-final candidates are:

Joan R. Bullock, associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for teaching and faculty development, Florida A&M University College of Law, earned a bachelorís degree from Michigan State University, MBA from the University of Michigan, and juris doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Preston Castille Jr., partner, Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, LLP, received his undergraduate degree from Southern University Baton Rouge, and juris doctorate from Tulane University School of Law.

John Michael Guidry, State Appellate Court judge, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal, has a bachelorís degree from Louisiana State University and juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center.

Russell Jones, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Southern University Law Center, earned a bachelorís degree from Northeast Louisiana University, a juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center, and a master of law from Georgetown University Law Center.

John K. Pierre, interim chancellor, Southern University Law Center, received a bachelorís degree from Southern University Baton Rouge, a masterís degree from Texas Tech, and juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.

Roederick C. White Sr., vice chancellor for student affairs, Southern University Law Center, earned a bachelorís degree from Southern University, and a MBA and a juris doctorate from Wayne State University.

The SULC chancellor semi-finalists will be invited to the campus for a series of interviews with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders. The search committee will meet again to select finalists to recommend to SU System President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton who will submit final candidates to the SU Board of Supervisors for final interviews and consideration.

The new chancellor will replace Freddie Pitcher Jr. who stepped down as SULC chancellor in June 2015.