Southern University Board of Supervisors

Name Southern University Board of Supervisors
Contact Person Edwin M Shorty, Jr - Chair
Mailing Address Post Office Box 10878
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone Number 225-771-4600
Fax Number 225-771-5971
Board Email robert_rene@sus.edu
Website www.sus.edu
Legal Authority Louisiana State Constitution
Year Created 1974
Organizational Placement Executive Branch
Purpose/Function The Board is vested with the responsibility via the Constitution and State Revised Statutes for the management and supervision of the institutions of higher education, statewide agricultural programs and other programs which comprise the Southern University System. Its powers are subject only to those which are granted by the State Constitution to the Louisiana State Board of Regents.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 16
Number Currently Serving: 16
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 16
Estimated number in current year: 16
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $50      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency: SU Board of Supervisors
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: SU Board of Supervisors
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Administrative Assistant Lisa Green resigned from the position effective January 15,2016.

The Southern University Board of Supervisors will be holding elections during its November 25, 2016 meeting. A new chairman and vice chairman will be named.

In addition there are a total of 5 members of the board whose terms expire 12/31/2016.

Mr. Michael Wells, was hired in the administrative assistant position effective January 3, 2017.

Mr. Michael Wells was promoted to another position at the University effective January 2019.

Mr. Robert Rene' replaces Mr. Michael Wells effective January 2019.

Robert Rene replaced Maya Banks as The Board Relations Coordinator October 2019 and Robert Rene became The Board Relations Coordinator.

Tracey Taylor Terrell replaced Robert Rene October 2019 and became Assistant to The Board Relations Coordinator.

The Chairman of The Board of Supervisors Atty Domoine Rutledge and Vice Chairman Rev Samuel Tolbert were both reelected at the November 2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting.

At the November 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting Atty Domoine Rutledge was reelected as Chairman and Edwin Shorty was elected as Vice Chairman of Board of Supervisors.

At the November 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting Atty Edwin Shorty was elected
Chairman and Dr Rani Whitefield was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
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