The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors is responsible for the selection and evaluation of the University's chief executive officer, the President. Chapter III, Section II, Part A of the Board Rules
outlines the search and selection process for the Chief Executive Officer, including the appointment and composition of the search committee, the selection procedure, and the minimum credentials required of a candidate. The President of the System serves as the non-voting chair of the search committee. In addition the Policies and Procedures Memoranda FS III.II.A-1
further outlines specifics in regard to CEO searches including uses of non-voting advisory members to assist with searches, advertising of searches in national publications, and uses of search firms or consultants.
The Board Rules (Chapter III, Section IV. Role, Contractual Arrangements, Benefits, Expenses, and Evaluations of Presidents) specify that all Presidents will be individually evaluated by the Board each year.
The purposes of evaluation are to improve performance by the individual being evaluated as well as to improve overall the management of the System's institutions.
The procedure currently used by the Board to evaluate Presidents is very similar to the procedure outlined in the University's Policies and Procedures for the Evaluation of the President and Vice Presidents. The University's on-campus evaluation of the President and other senior administrators includes the setting of a number of performance goals at the beginning of each year, which are consistent with state, system, and institutional priorities. A written report on progress towards those goals is submitted at the end of the year.