Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) will break ground on the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. on the Lake Campus.
Several federal, state and local officials and dignitaries have been invited to attend the event, which will mark the start of construction for the $10.2-million facility, named for the first School of Social Work dean, Dr. Millie M. Charles.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated $82 million to cover the total construction costs for the School of Social Work Building and three other new buildings. The other buildings are an Education Building on the Lake Campus, and the Natural Sciences Building and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building on the Park Campus.
“The Millie M. Charles School of Social Work is the first of four new buildings to be built on campus over the next three to four years,” said SUNO Chancellor Victor Ukpolo. “These major construction projects would not have been possible without the financial assistance from FEMA. We are grateful for this opportunity to enhance our campus, which bodes well for our long-term goal of providing higher education to students in our region and beyond.”