Former SIU provost named president of the University of New Orleans


By Luke Nozicka, @lukenozicka

John Nicklow, who served as SIU’s provost for more than three years, was named president of the University of New Orleans last week, according to The Associated Press

Nicklow — who was named provost at SIU in May 2011 under former Chancellor Rita Cheng — left the university to be provost at New Orleans in July after he was reassigned as SIU’s provost to administrative duties in 2014. Nicklow started working at SIU in 1998. 

“I can see the opportunities that we have in front of us,” Nicklow said after being named UNO’s president, reported March 16


One of the policies initiated during Nicklow’s time as provost is the 20-hour work cap, which does not allowed students to work more than 20 hours a week at on-campus jobs. 

His appointment as UNO’s president is effective immediately. 

Below is Nicklow’s interview with the search committee at the University of New Orleans

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