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Southern University System
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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 Southern University System 


The Southern University System invites applications and nominations for the position of President-Chancellor of the only HBCU System in the country. Created in 1974 by Louisiana constitutional mandate, the System presently is comprised of five institutions: Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University Shreveport, Southern University Law Center, and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

With a vision of serving as a premier university system of choice for all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities, the mission of the Southern University System is to support, protect, and advance the unique missions of its member institutions by offering quality educational programs, innovative research, and community engagement opportunities that prepare students to become global leaders.

The successful candidate will serve as both President of the SU System and Chancellor of the SU Baton Rouge campus. The next President-Chancellor will have unique opportunities to sustain and elevate Southern University and more than 13,000 System students.

For additional information about the position, please review the search profile.

To assure full consideration, applications should be received by December 6, 2021. The search committee will continue to review applications until the next President-Chancellor is selected.

Applications must include the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest that addresses the qualifications and desired characteristics identified in the search profile;
  2. A comprehensive vita with experiences and credentials detailed in chronological order; and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format) to:

[email protected]


Dr. Rod McDavis

Managing Principal, AGB Search

[email protected], 804.514.1982

Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd

Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

[email protected], 301.538.1019

Dr. Carlton E. Brown

Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search

[email protected], 912.247.8661

Additional information about the Southern University System may be found at

Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at the Southern University System, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic by law. This policy applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Questions or concerns should be referred to the Human Resources Office.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.


What began, as a dream in 1880 is today a living legacy of determination, commitment, and success. The Southern University and A&M College System is the only historically black university system in America.

The SU System has a diverse enrollment and is a leader in graduate and undergraduate level education through quality four-year, graduate, professional, and research programs among its five Louisiana campuses. SU is among the top producers of African-American graduates in combined disciplines of engineering, technology, business, computer science, nursing, and mathematics. Widespread accomplishments of Southern University faculty and alumni have positively impacted society at every level.

With a strong foundation, a proven record of achievement, and a fresh vision for the future, Southern University's charge to advance the mission of its founders' remains at the heart of our administrators, faculty, students, and alumni. 

Southern University opened its doors in 1880 in New Orleans, Louisiana, with 12 students, five faculty members, and a budget totaling $10,000. In 1914, the University was relocated to Louisiana's capital city - Baton Rouge.

The Southern University and A&M College System was created by the state legislature under the management of the Southern University Board of Supervisors. The University expanded to other cities in the state, establishing Southern University, New Orleans (SUNO), Southern University, Shreveport (SUSLA), the Southern University Law Center, and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC).

Campuses within the Southern University System are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number - 404.679.4501) to award certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's, doctorate, and professional degrees. Southern University Law Center is accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the American Bar Association (750 N. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611; telephone number - 312.988.6738).


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