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6 semifinalists are in the running for chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport


SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — Six semifinalists are in the running for chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport.

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors' Chancellor Search Committee named them Friday as:

— Rodney Ellis, higher education consultant and former chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical and Community College in Alexandria

— Aubra Gantt, vice president for academic outreach and student services for Tarrant County College District in Texas

— Johnny Moore, vice president student and outreach services for Northeast Texas Community College

— Elizabeth D. Swinford, superintendent of the Tuscaloosa County School System

— Sandra Tucker, dean of the School of Nursing at Bethune-Cookman University

— Boyce Williams, president and CEO of The National Alliance of Learning, Inc. in Washington, D.C.

Semifinalists will be interviewed Jan. 29, in Shreveport.

The candidates are seeking to replace Ray Belton, who was named president of the Southern University System and chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus last June.

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