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TAMPA BAY, Fla. -- Ousted USF Polytechnic administrator Marshall Goodman is seeking a new gig: president of Louisiana Tech University.

Goodman, who resigned from USF in June while on leave and under investigation for his role in several extravagant spending controversies, is one of nine candidates for the top job at Louisiana Tech. USF Polytechnic has since become Florida's 12th university, Florida Polytechnic.

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The Louisiana Tech search committee will meet Friday to review applications and select candidates to interview to possibly replace retiring President Dan Reneau. The meeting is at noon Friday in Baton Rouge.

Reneau announced in September that he will retire as the university's 13th president at the end of June after 26 years of service in the position.

To date, the following nine candidates have applied to become Louisiana Tech's next president (listed in alphabetical order with highest degree earned and with most recent employment noted):

» John M. Beehler (Ph.D., Indiana University), founding vice president for research, Economic Development and Public Engagement, University of North Texas at Dallas.

» John R. Dew (Ed.D., University of Tennessee), senior vice chancellor, Student Services and Administration, Troy University.

» Marshall R. Goodman (Ph.D., Ohio State University), professor of political science and former regional chancellor, University of South Florida Polytechnic.

» Leslie K. Guice (Ph.D., Texas A&M University), executive vice president and vice president for research and development, Louisiana Tech University.

» Duane C. Hrncir (Ph.D., Texas A&M University), acting president, South Dakote School of Mines & Technology.

» Lesley Lovett-Doust (Ph.D., University of Wales), professor of biology and former president and vice chancellor, Nipissing University, Ontario, Canada.

» Peter U. Nwangwu (Ph.D. and Pharm. D., University of Nebraska Medical Center), community pharmacist, Albertsons Drug Store; former executive assistant to the president, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

» Gary A. Olson (Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania), professor of English and former provost and vice president for academic affairs, Idaho State University.

» Scott D. Ryan (Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University), dean and professor, school of social work, University of Texas at Arlington.

The noon meeting will be preceded by a special meeting at 9 a.m. Friday for the UL System Board of Supervisors to interview and possibly select the new system president.

The board will interview Sandra Woodley, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives at the University of Texas System.

Friday's meetings will be open to the public and webcast live at streaming.louisiana.gov.

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