The only Historically Black College and University System in the nation
HISTORY Southern University established in 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana Southern University and A&M College relocated to Baton Rouge (Scotlandville) in 1914 Southern University and A&M College System established in 1974
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 16-member Board of Supervisors 15 appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the LA State Senate for 6-year terms 1 student member selected by the SU System SGA Presidents
LEADERSHIP Southern University System President - Dr. Ronald Mason Jr. Board Chair - Mr. Darren Mire Board Vice-Chair - Atty. Murphy Bell
SYSTEM CAMPUSES Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge Dr. James Llorens, chancellor www.subr.edu
Southern University, New Orleans Dr Victor Ukpolo, chancellor www.suno.edu
Southern University, Shreveport (2-yr institution) Dr. Ray L. Belton, chancellor www.susla.edu
Southern University Law Center (est. 1947) Freddie Pitcher Jr., chancellor www.sulc.edu
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center Dr. Leodrey Williams, chancellor www.suagcenter.edu
ENROLLMENT Enrolled 14,011 students in 2010-11 - 67% Male - 33% Female - 23% attend part-time
GRADUATES Graduated 2,090 in 2010-11 67 certificate/diploma (SUSLA) 85% Black 12% White 3% Other 298 associates (SUSLA. SUNO) 81% Black 17% White 2% Other 1100 bachelor's 92% Black 5 % White 3% Other 451 masters' 77% Black 7% White 16% Other 23 doctoral 78% Black 22% White 151 professional (SULC) 61% Black 35% White 4% Other
BUDGET / ECONOMIC IMPACT Estimated System Operating Budget FY 2011-2012 - $138 million SU System as a whole brings $539.5 million to Louisiana
HIGHLIGHTS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- The Southern University System has a new educational partnership with Education Online Services Corporation (EOServe Corp.) to implement multiple online degree programs. -The SU System established The Honoré Center for Undergraduate Student Achievement, a new program focused on significantly increasing the number of African-American male, baccalaureate degree holders in the New Orleans region. The goal is to enroll African-American males in elementary education, to have more male role models in the school system. In exchange for free tuition, graduate of the program must teach two years in New Orleans.
- The Southern University System (SUS) will become the first university in Louisiana to become 100 percent tobacco-free.
- The Southern University Law Center (SULC) is among the nation's most popular law programs according to a U.S. News and World Report article posted Thursday, March 24, 2011.