System Board Announces Delgado Chancellor Search Committee

February 01, 2019

Today, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors announced the Chancellor Search Committee and tentative on-campus public forum dates in the search for the next chancellor of Delgado Community College. The goal of the comprehensive national search is to identify the best fit for Delgado moving forward. The search committee represents the diverse cultural composition of the New Orleans community and includes representation of the college's broad stakeholder group. 

The search committee was appointed by LCTCS Board of Supervisors Chairman Stephen Toups and is composed of LCTCS Board members, community members, college faculty and staff, and a student representative.

 The Chancellor Search Committee is listed alphabetically following the committee chair.

  • Timothy  Hardy, Committee Chair; Partner, Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister; LCTCS Board Member
  • Lambert Boissiere Jr., Constable, First City Court Orleans Parish; Former Councilman and Louisiana State Senator
  • The Honorable LaToya Cantrell, Mayor, City of New Orleans
  • Peter Cho, Executive Dean, Delgado Community College West Bank Campus
  • Kayla English, Student Government Association President, Delgado Community College
  • Beatrice Eweni, Associate Professor of Nursing, Delgado Community College
  • Lee Giorgio Jr., Co-founder, Select Properties, LTD & Select Properties, LTD Realty; Foundation Board Member, Delgado Community College
  • Elizabeth Shaye Hope, Faculty Senate President, Delgado Community College
  • Erika McConduit, Louisiana State Director, Ed Trust; LCTCS Board Member
  • Paula Miller, Administrative Assistant, Delgado Community College Charity School of Nursing
  • Stanton Salathe, Owner, Affordable Memorial of Louisiana; LCTCS Board Member
  • Tracey Schiro, Senior Vice President of Risk Management & Chief Human Resources Officer, Ochsner Health System; Foundation Board Member, Delgado Community College
  • Stephen Smith, Partner, All South Consulting Engineers; LCTCS Board Member

On-campus public forums for faculty and staff, students and the community are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. Once scheduled, the specific times and public forum room locations will be announced.

The Board will be assisted by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to conduct the search.  ACCT, a non-profit organization and national executive search firm based in Washington, DC, has completed over 400 CEO searches.

About Delgado Community College

Delgado Community College will celebrate 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the 10-parish New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to smoothly transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”

About Louisiana's community and technical colleges

Last year, Louisiana's community and technical colleges served and provided instruction to over 150,000 students, transferred over 15,000 students to four-year institutions across the country, and graduated more than 24,000 students - 80 percent of whom graduated with a credential in a high-demand, high-income program. Our colleges have earned a national reputation as colleges of excellence and as shining examples of efficiency and productivity. In 2016, Lumina Foundation, one of the nation's most respected educational and philanthropic organizations, commissioned that Louisiana has the highest percentage in the nation of working age adults who hold a high-quality, post-secondary certificate and that the state's overall degree attainment rate improved from 48th to 26th in the nation.