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SU System Announces Search Committee for SUNO Chancellor

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
A search committee comprised of a diverse group of administrators, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and stakeholders will screen and recommend final candidates for the position of chancellor for Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO).

The SUNO Search Committee will assist the Southern University (SU) System with selecting a replacement for Victor Ukpolo who steps down June 30, 2016. Lisa Mims-Devezin, Dean of the SUNO College of Arts and Sciences, will serve as interim chancellor.

The 17-member search team will be co-chaired by Charles Rice, CEO of Entergy New Orleans, and Gloria B. Moultrie, Vice Chancellor for Community Outreach and University Advancement, SUNO.

The Southern University at New Orleans Chancellor Search Committee includes, from SUNO: Louis Blackmon, President, Student Government Association; Suzette Ermler, graduate student in Social Work; Beverly Favre, former Dean (retired), School of Social Work; Donna Grant, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs; Leatrice Latimore, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management; Pamela Marshall, Chair, Department of Forensic Science; Frank Martin, Chair, Department of Business Administration; Chester Mills, Professor, Department of English and Faculty Senate President; Hazel Pitts, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance; and Igwe Udeh, Dean, College of Business and Public Administration.

Other members of the SUNO Chancellor Search team include SUNO alumni: Bessie Vaughn, president, SUNO Alumni Association; and Frank Williams, SUNO Foundation. Business and community representatives are: Gretchen Bradford, President, Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association; Ben Johnson, President and CEO, New Orleans Chamber.

SU System President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton will serve ex-officio.

“Each member of the committee brings a wealth of expertise that will aid the committee in its recruitment and evaluation of candidates towards the aim of filling this very important position,” Belton said.

The SUNO Chancellor Search Committee is scheduled to meet for the first time Thursday, July 7 at 4 p.m., in the SUNO Conference Center, 6400 Press Drive.
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