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 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Twelve candidates will be considered when the Northwestern State University Presidential Search Committee meets Thursday to select semi-finalists to interview on the Natchitoches campus the week of Sept. 8.

Search firm R.H. Perry and Associates added three candidates Wednesday after committee members expressed a desire for a larger candidate pool. The consultants told the committee there were 60 inquiries, 32 nominations and 41 complete applications. Of the 12 recommended candidates, three have been or are currently presidents or chancellors and nine have senior level administrative experience.

Northwestern State's longest-serving president, Randall Webb, announced his retirement in April.

A new president is expected to be named at the end of September.
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