BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern University has released the names of the finalists to replace out-going System President Ronald Mason.
The Board of Supervisors voted earlier this year to merge the position of system president with the Baton Rouge campus chancellor, effective July 1.
The six president/chancellor finalists will be interviewed at the Board of Supervisors' next meeting on May 28.
Mason's contract expires at the end of June. He will be the next president of the University of the District of Columbia starting July 1.
The six finalists are:
Ray Belton: Chancellor at Southern University Shreveport (SUSLA). He is a graduate of SUSLA and Southern University Baton Rouge. He has a master of arts in counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a doctor of philosophy in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin.