New Southern President/Chancellor discusses expanding law school

New Southern President/Chancellor discusses expanding law school

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Southern's new System President and Chancellor, Dr. Ray Belton, spoke to the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

Belton said Southern must be about reaching out into the community.

"Why not, then, consider providing access points for alumni, for working professionals, to access Southern University in downtown Baton Rouge?" said Dr. Ray Belton about Southern offering night classes.

He said Southern's Law School is ripe for expansion and that infrastructure is already in place for many more online degrees.

Under Belton's leadership, enrollment at Southern's Shreveport campus soared 150 percent. He has been in his new position for 20 days.

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