Welcome to the alumni website for Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)! As a graduate of this esteemed institution, you are part of a proud and accomplished community that has helped shape the history of the university and the city of New Orleans.
SUNO was founded in 1956 as a public historically black university, with a mission to provide higher education opportunities for African American students
in the Gulf Coast region. Over the years, the university has faced many challenges, including limited funding, a shortage of qualified faculty and staff, and the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. However, SUNO has remained resilient, and today continues to provide a quality education to students from all backgrounds.
As an alumnus of SUNO, you are a part of a rich legacy of accomplished graduates who have made significant contributions to their communities and professions. Notable alumni from SUNO include Grammy-winning jazz musician Terence Blanchard, civil rights attorney and activist Tracie Washington, and Louisiana state senator Wesley T. Bishop.
"Thank you, SUNO alumni, for your contributions to our university and your commitment to excellence. You are an inspiration to us all." - James Ammons Jr., Chancellor