LSU Health New Orleans Chancellor
Search Committee

Chancellor Search

Search Committee Roster

Update Statement for Chancellor Search

On behalf of the Search Committee, we would like to update the campus community on the status of the search for the permanent Chancellor. Dr. Steve Nelson  completed his on-site interviews for the permanent Chancellor position on December 5, 2023.

We are looking forward to welcoming our next candidate for the permanent Chancellor position, Dr. George Macones on December 11 and 12, 2023.

The on-site interview of Dr. Harold Paz on December 13 and 14, 2023, has been cancelled.

We would like to thank our campus community for supporting our efforts to conduct the search for the next permanent Chancellor of LSUHSC - New Orleans.

Chancellor Candidates Interviews

The Chancellor’s Search Committee is excited to conduct on-campus interviews for the permanent Chancellor of LSU Health Sciences Center – New Orleans over the next two weeks. These candidates will be meeting with individuals and groups, along with taking a tour of our campus. The candidates will be escorted by either Dr. Demetrius Porche or Dr. Catherine O’Neal. We encourage our campus community to warmly greet and welcome our candidates while they are on campus. The dates for each candidate interview are below and itinerary outlines showing the individuals and groups that they will meet with while on campus are attached. We want them to feel welcome and display the very best of what we are as an institution!


Candidate 1: Dr. Steve Nelson – December 4th & 5th, 2023 - Public Itinerary

Candidate 2: Dr. George Macones – December 11th & 12th, 2023 - Public Itinerary

Candidate 3: Dr. Harold Paz – December 13th & 14th, 2023 - Public Itinerary

Meetings - November 7 and 8, 2023



Meeting - October 17, 2023

Public Meeting Notice
Tuesday, October 17th 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CT
Center for Advanced Learning & Simulation (CALS), Room 1044/1046
(Overflow seating available in 1024/1026)
2021 Perdido Street, New Orleans

Search Committee Roster


Launch Meeting Agenda (PDF)


Public Meeting Notice
LSU Health New Orleans Chancellor Search Committee
Thursday, June 29, 2023
9:00 – 10:30 am
LSU School of Nursing/Allied Health Professions Building
1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, 1st floor, Seminar Room 1


  1. Call to Order, Welcome and Introductions by Search Committee Chair  

  2. Overview of Today’s Meeting

  3. Overview Public Meetings and Opportunities for Public Comment

  4. Public Comment 

  5. Roles and Responsibilities of the Search Firm – Isaacson, Miller

  6. Roles and Responsibilities of Search Committee

  7. Overview of the Search Process and Scheduling the Search 

  8. Review of Draft Position Profile  

  9. Instructions for Nominating Candidates 

  10. Questions and Other Topics 

  11. President Tate Charges the Search Committee  

  12. Next Meeting