TITLE III COMPONENTS

Accreditation and Review of Academic Programs

 

Alternate Certification Teacher Center for Urban Education

 

Center for African and African-American Studies

 

Center for Comprehensive Communication

 

Center for Planning, Research and Evaluation

 

Center for Professional Development and Enhancement

 

Center for Student Retention and Success

 

Construction of Bridge Connecting Lake and Park Campuses

 

Honors Program

 

Improving University Technology/Banner

 

Library Academic Research Infrastructure Redesign

 

Project Administration

 

Satellite Telecommunication Network Interface/Distance Learning

 

Strengthening The Administrative Management Infrastructure

 

Strengthening Research Capabilities

 

Student Development Center

CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGE CONNECTING LAKE AND PARK CAMPUSES
Dr. Brenda Jackson, Director


Pre-Hurricane Katrina, SUNO’s campus existed almost entirely on 22 acres located on Press Drive between Pontchartrain Park and the Gentilly Neighborhood just south of the railway overpass and Leon C. Simon Boulevard.  Post-Katrina, it was necessary to expand to a temporary campus to the north between Leon C. Simon up to the Lakefront levee.  As a result, we now have an additional 38 acres in which to develop the future of SUNO.


There are three significant obstacles related to the development of the two campuses (Park and Lake) into one.  First is the distance of 600 feet between the entries into the two campuses which poses an issue of identify for those visiting the University for the first time, as well as the day to day, back and forth for students, faculty and staff.  Second is the challenge of the intersection of Press Drive and Leon C. Simon Boulevard that exists between the two campuses, and third is the railroad levee the prevents a visual connection between the two campus areas as well as the unsightly underpass.


The purpose of this component is to construct a link (pedestrian bridge) between SUNO’s two (2) campuses, the Park/South campus and the Lake/North campus, thereby providing a pedestrian walkway for the safety of our students, faculty and staff who are walking back and forth between the two campuses.