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05-Dec-2016 Tom Joyner Foundation Names SUNO as 'School of the Month' Southern University of New Orleans has been named the Tom Joyner Foundation "School of the Month" for February 2017 as part of a month-long campaign to raise money for scholarships to help our students. “We’re excited to have SUNO as one of our partner schools,” said Tom Joyner, founder and chairman of the Foundation and ..
29-Nov-2016 Power Outage Scheduled on Park Campus Dec. 27-30 Construction of the new Central Plant is on schedule and the Contractor has projected a completion date for the project in late March/April, 2017. A part of this project will entail the installation of a new electrical service entry, switch and transformers to service the existing electrical infrastructure on the Park Campus. In order to accommodat..
28-Nov-2016 SU Board names SUNO chancellor, elects 2017 officers Lisa Mims-Devezin The Southern University (SU) Board of Supervisors Friday named interim chancellor Lisa Mims-Devezin as chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO). The SU Board of Supervisors also unanimously elected Ann A. Smith as chair, and the Rev. Donald R. Henry, as vice chair for 2017, during its regular meeting h..

From the Chancellor

It is truly an honor and my privilege to welcome you to Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), the only public HBCU (Historically Black College and University) in New Orleans. Since our founding in 1956 as a branch of Baton Rouge's Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, SUNO has grown from four buildings, 158 students and 15 faculty members to three campuses, 2,700 students and 300 faculty and staff members. The faculty bring a wealth and breadth of knowledge to the fundamental principles of teaching at all levels. The departments, within their respective Colleges, and the School of Social Work have designed curricula that are in-depth, knowledge-based, and unproblematic for the diverse learners that we serve. Additionally, this curricula supports students’ intellectual inquiry. 

As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, SUNO continues to strive for excellence. As a proud alumna, I am pleased to inform you that four new buildings are slated for construction and all University programs requiring accreditation have been reaffirmed. Please explore our Web site to learn more about what we have to offer our students, faculty, staff and community.

Lisa Mims-Devezin, Ph.D.