Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Chancellor. Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, the next Chancellor will be an inspirational and accomplished leader who will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to continue LSUHS’s exciting trajectory of growth. With an enrollment of over 1,500 students, more than 2,600 employees, and 8,000+ alumni, LSUHS is a leading economic driver of the region and plays a vital role in northern Louisiana. The next Chancellor will join LSUHS at an exciting time in the organization’s history; the campus is poised to systematically catalyze clinical care, education, and research innovation to serve the vital healthcare needs of the community.
While the healthcare needs in Louisiana are significant, LSUHS has taken proactive steps to meet those needs head-on, significantly expanding its research enterprise (extramural grant funding increased by 326% between FY15 and FY21), building out new space for education and clinical operations (the state-of-the-art, 165,000 square-foot, $78 million project Center for Medical Education is scheduled to open in the fall of 2023), and forging a strong partnership with the Ochsner Health system. On Oct. 1, 2018, Ochsner Health and LSU Health Shreveport jointly formed the Ochsner LSU Health System of North Louisiana to oversee and coordinate activities between the health sciences center and the healthcare delivery system in Shreveport and Monroe. The Chancellor will inherit the strong momentum built over the last several years and will have both the community support and significant resources available to cement LSUHS’s position as one of the most important organizations in the region.
Reporting to the LSU President, the Chancellor serves as LSUHS’s chief executive, overseeing the strategy and operations for the campus’ schools, clinical, and research operations. The Chancellor will capitalize on the recent growth and extend LSUHS’s impact beyond Shreveport, building an enterprise that serves the entire northern Louisiana region. The Chancellor will collaborate with faculty, staff, and students, as well as with partners within the community and state, to develop a comprehensive vision and strategic plan that aligns with the forthcoming LSU strategic plan. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished executive to join LSU Health Shreveport at a pivotal period, capitalizing on the campus’ development as a growing health science center forging new frontiers in research, education and training, and patient care. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished record of leadership and success in academic health center research, education, and patient care. The Chancellor will bring a deep commitment to advancing diversity and creating inclusive, equitable organizational culture. An MD, PhD, or equivalent degree is required.
Please direct all inquiries, nomination, and applications to Isaacson, Miller, the national executive search firm assisting with this search. All replies will be held in strict confidence. Correspondence and applications, including a CV and letter of interest, should be submitted online to Jamie Sands, Dan Rodas, Nicholas Strand, and Sam Ruth via: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8558
LSU Health Shreveport is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Please note that the Public Records Act of Louisiana also known as Louisiana’s Sunshine Law, requires that all documents related to the search process, including letters of application be made available for public inspection, but discussions of the character and professional competence can remain in closed session.