The committee chose Alexander after behind-the-scenes meetings with possible candidates. The Board of Supervisors heard the recommendation Monday and will vote on Alexander at a special meeting next week.
He’s served as president at CSU Long Beach since 2006 and before that at Murray State. He’s also held positions at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; University of Wisconsin, Madison; and University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Alexander is expected to visit LSU later this week, where faculty, staff and students will have a chance to learn more about him.
The LSU board will consider Alexander’s hiring March 27.