Southern University System to hold Statewide Town Hall Tour


The Southern University System will host its Statewide Town Hall Tour, "Transforming the Southern System: From Good to Great" starting in Baton Rouge on August 8 and ending in New Orleans on August 19.


The "Reform and Renewal Agenda" that was reflected in the Transformation Plans approved by the Board of Supervisors in June charts a new and exciting path for Southern. SU System President Ronald Mason Jr. will share the agenda during the town hall meetings.


The tour kicks off at 6 p.m., Aug. 8, in A.W. Mumford Stadium on the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge.


The other dates and locations include:


Saturday, Aug. 10 at Noon - Monroe

Clarion Inn & Suites Canal Room, 1051 Hwy. 165 (Martin Luther King. Jr. Drive.) Contact Dilcie Green at 313-506-2529.


Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. - Shreveport

Southern University's Museum of Art, 610 Texas St.

Contact E. Jean Ware at 318-518-5293.


Sunday, Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. - Lake Charles

Zion Tabernacle Baptist Church, 910 North Shattuck St.

Contact Walter Guidry at 337-515-2071.


Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. - Lafayette

Staybridge Suites, 129 E. Kaliste Saloom Road

Contact John Broussard at 337-298-1588.


Monday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. - Franklin

Winan United Methodist Church, 622 18th Ave.

Contact: Jackie Tate, Washington Parish at 985-515-0515; Melva Lee, St. Tammany Parish, 985-643-6891; or Dr. Leslie Mabry, Tangipahoa Parish at 985-748-6454.


Monday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. - New Orleans

Southern University New Orleans Conference Center

Contact Barry Harrison at 504-874-1137 or Bessie Vaughn at 504-259-4398.