ULS Director Search

About the Search Process

Over the past year-and-a-half, the Dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education, Dr. Roland Mitchell, has worked to secure a search committee that represents a variety of stakeholders. From alumni, parents, college and university delegation to current faculty of the school - the search committee has the responsibility, with input from the Cub Community, to identify top candidates to be presented to Dean Mitchell, for final approval.  We are extremely grateful to the co-chairs and search committee members (listed below) and are confident that their experience, passion, and perspective of the Lab School will serve us well in finding our next leader.

In addition to the committee members, the school has retained the services of Diversified Search, a top ranked company on Forbes’ 2020 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, to aid in the search process. Diversified has led numerous successful searches in the world of Higher Education, Independent School Districts, and Laboratory Schools, as well as other non-profit and for-profit industries. Peter Gillin, Managing Director in the Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice, specializing in secondary education at Diversified, will help lead the search team. Mr. Gillin has spent his entire career in education, as a teacher, coach, administrator, and now as a search executive identifying and placing highly qualified professionals in key education leadership roles.

The search process will be extensive, deliberate, and inclusive. The committee will provide several opportunities for the entire Cub Community to give input into this process, focusing on the priorities, ideal qualities, and core competencies required of the next Director of the school. Mr. Gillin and team, along with Drs. Collins and Lindsay, have conducted meetings with key stakeholders and will continue to do so, to help advance the search and create an all-encompassing profile of desirable characteristics for the position, as well as share ideas about the future direction and leadership of the school.

To nominate someone for this position, please contact Diversified Search at LSULabSchool@divsearch.com.


ULS Director Search Committee