Louisiana Christian Seeking Next President of University

Louisiana Christian University has announced its search for the 10th president of the nearly 120-year-old institution, according to Tommy Kiker, who serves on the university’s Board of Trustees and as search committee chair.

“As we begin this process, the committee and I covet your prayers and we need and ask for your input in the process,” said Kiker, who is lead pastor of East Leesville Baptist Church. “We are accepting applications and recommendations, but will spend most of the summer praying, receiving input from faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the school, and developing a desired profile.”

The presidential search committee members include four trustees and two LCU faculty members. The members were voted on and approved by the full board at the spring board meeting.

The committee requests alumni, community members and all interested parties to offer input through a survey tool developed by LCU’s research department. The survey tool can be accessed here.

The search committee welcomes applications and recommendations to the following email address: psc@lcuniversity.edu.

Dr. David Jeffreys has been serving as LCU’s acting president since the spring retirement of Dr. Rick Brewer, who served as the 9th president of the institution since February 2015.

“Prior to this assignment, he [Jeffreys] served in an executive leadership role at the university, gaining substantial knowledge about its operations and objectives,” said Board of Trustees Chair Anthony Bunting.

Jeffreys served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the university under Brewer since January 2022.

“I pray for God’s leadership during this transition and as the search committee begins its important work of finding the next president of LCU,” Jeffreys said. “We appreciate the input of all of our supporters in this search.”

Kiker said the search committee plans to begin its review of applicants in September and will offer periodic updates throughout the process.

Louisiana Christian University is a Christ-centered community committed to Academic Excellence where students are equipped for Lives of Learning, Leading, and Serving.

Louisiana Christian University was founded in 1906 as Louisiana College. It took its current name on November 16, 2021. Louisiana Christian University is a private, Baptist coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences with selected professional programs. Built upon the principles of character and learning, the College has a tradition of outstanding academics and is the only Baptist, four-year institution in Louisiana.



Media Release     |    June 7, 2024     |     Pineville, Louisiana
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth B. Clarke, Director of University Communications | Elizabeth.clarke@lcuniversity.edu