(KPEL) -- The University of Louisiana system has hired Dr. Sandra Woodley to head up the state's largest higher education system.

Woodley is currently a vice-chancellor at the University of Texas system.

Board members say they were impressed with Woodley's experience in the areas of finance, strategic planning, and analysis.

Woodley takes over the system after Randy Moffett retired in September. She will take over the UL system in January.