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Dean's Message


Jovan Thomas, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, University College
(225) 771-4619
Welcome to University College at Southern University and A&M College!
As the Interim Dean, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to an academic unit that is the heartbeat of student academic services and foundational success. University College is dedicated to fostering an environment that encourages discovery, appreciation of diversity, and intellectual growth.
At University College, we proudly serve as the initial home for entering freshmen and transfer students, providing a structured and supportive pathway during the early stages of your collegiate journey. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to guiding you through your transition into university life, ensuring that you are well-prepared to meet the rigors and challenges of higher education.
We believe in the potential of every student and are steadfast in our mission to unlock that potential through comprehensive programs, innovative learning strategies, and a nurturing community. Our commitment to student success extends beyond the classroom. We offer a range of services including academic advising, tutoring, and student success workshops, all designed to provide you with the tools and resources necessary for academic achievement and personal development.
As a Jaguar family, we take immense pride in the rich heritage of Southern University and A&M College. We are excited to support you as you embark on a transformational educational experience, one that will leave you empowered to contribute to our global society in meaningful ways.
I invite you to explore the many opportunities that University College has to offer. Together, let us pave the way towards excellence and leadership. Here's to a remarkable and successful journey at Southern University!
Excellence. Pride. Tradition