Southern University students meet president/chancellor candidates

Southern University students meet president/chancellor candidates

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The search for the president/chancellor of Southern University is coming to an end, and faculty, students and staff got a chance to be a part of the process.

A listening session was held Thursday for the final two candidates. Ray Belton and Ivory Toldson gave their plans and ideas for the university if elected president/chancellor. The search for a president came after the Southern Board of Supervisors decided not to extend former president Ronald Mason's contract.

Several students expressed the qualities they would like to see in a president.

"In a president here at Southern university, I believe we are all just looking for someone who is going to be sure that, as an HBCU, we are granted the right opportunity to be seen and recognized for all what we have to offer," said student Armond Duncan.

"I'm looking for them to bond all five campuses that Southern has, so we can make the school stronger," said student Alisha Bridgewater.

The Southern Board of Supervisors will interview the two candidates at 9 a.m. Friday.

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