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SUS President/Chancellor Search Committee to host campus sessions for finalists

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The Southern University System (SUS) Board of Supervisors' President/Chancellor Search Committee will host listening sessions for the final candidates with faculty, staff, students, alumni and stakeholders, June 11, 2015, on the Southern Baton Rouge campus.

The 15-member search committee announced finalists May 28, 2015, after interviewing six applicants for SUS president/chancellor at the Hilton Garden Inn in Baton Rouge.

Candidates for the next SU System leader who will be recommended to the SU Board of Supervisors are:

Ray Belton, chancellor, Southern University Shreveport (SUSLA), 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.

Ivory Toldson, deputy director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Louisiana State University, a M.Ed. in counselor education from The Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Temple University.

A third candidate, Barrett Hatches of Chicago, withdrew his application.

Listening sessions are scheduled throughout the day:

10 a.m.

Listening Session – Staff

Location: T. H. Harris Hall Annex, Multipurpose Room, #118

Attendees: All staff is invited

11:30 a.m.

Lunch and Listening Session – Campus Chancellors

Attendees: Campus Chancellors are invited

1 p.m.

Listening Session – Students

Location: T. H. Harris Hall Annex, Multipurpose Room, #118

Attendees: All Students are invited

2:30 p.m.

Listening Session – Faculty

Location: Board of Supervisors' Meeting Room

2nd Floor, J.S. Clark Administration Building

Attendees: All faculty are invited

4 p.m.

Listening Session – Alumni

Location: Board of Supervisors' Meeting Room

2nd Floor, J.S. Clark Administration Building

Attendees: Alumni

The SUS Board of Supervisors will interview the final candidates during its regular meeting Friday, June 12, 2015. The new president/chancellor will be selected and announced during the meeting.

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