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SU Board welcomes new members, installs officers for 2013 - Friday, January 11, 2013
| Pictured above left is Southern University Board
of Supervisors chairwoman Bridget A. Dinvaut and vice chairman the Rev.
Joe R. Gant being installed as 2013 officers during the Board's regular meeting January 11, 2013, in the Board Meeting Room, by
general counsel The Southern University and A&M College System Board of Supervisors
Friday, January 11, 2013, installed new officers and held a swearing-in
ceremony for new and reappointed members during its regular monthly
Winston Decuir Jr. -Photo Naville Oubre III, SU Office of Media Relations and Publications
above right taking the oath of office for the SU Board are (left-right)
Michael Small, Rev. Joe R. Gant, Antonio "Tony" Clayton, Raymond Fondel
Jr., and Leon Tarver II. SU Board of Supervisors general counsel Winston Decuir Jr. administers the oath of office.
-Photo Naville Oubre III, SU Office of Media Relations and Publications
Incoming chairwoman Bridget A. Dinvaut, who was
unanimously elected during the annual officers' election in November
2012, and the Rev. Joe R. Gant of Shreveport, who elected as vice chair
at today's meeting, were installed as the 2013 officers for the
16-member governing board for the Southern University System.
the senior pastor of Cavalry Missionary Baptist Church, previously
served on the SU Board of Supervisors for more than 12 years. He served
as chairman for two years.
Taking the oath of office for the SU
Board were three newly appointed members and two reappointed members
named by Governor Bobby Jindal, Friday, January 5, 2013.
the SU Board are Michael Small of Slidell, Leon Tarver II of Baton
Rouge, and Raymond Fondel Jr. of Lake Charles. Reappointed to the Board
are Gant and Antonio "Tony" Clayton of Port Allen.
addressed the Board stating that "She is honored by their selection of
her to serve as chair to lead the Southern University Board and she
welcomed new and returning members who will help to revitalize and
rebuild Southern University."
During her comments after
presiding over the first meeting as chairwoman of the governing board
for the only historically black college and university System in
America, Dinvaut said, "There have been many challenges in the past, and
there will be new challenges in the future for SU. I am exited and
enthusiastic about working with the Board, administration, students,
alumni, and everyone to meet the new challenges. The destiny of a great
legacy is in our hands and we have an obligation to preserve it for
generations to come."
The Board also recognized Darren Mire for
his service as chairman for the past two years and unveiled his portrait
that will be placed on a wall in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room
in the J.S. Clark Administration Building.