The New Orleans Advocate

The Southern University system is working to fill three chancellor openings.

 Six semifinalists have been named in the search for a new Southern University at Shreveport chancellor, and search committees are working to find potential new leaders for Southern University’s Law Center and Agriculture Center.

Southern University President and Chancellor Ray Belton previously served as chancellor of Southern University at Shreveport. His promotion to head of the system and chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus opened a position on the two-year campus in the northwest corner of the state.

On top of that, former Law Center Chancellor Freddie Pitcher resigned from his position following a system leadership overhaul last year, and Leodrey Williams, the long-time leader of Southern University’s Agricultural Center, recently retired.

Nine people have applied to become chancellor of the law school, including Southern University Alumni Federation President Preston Castille Jr., and three administrators at the Law Center: interim Chancellor John K. Pierre, Vice Chancellor Russell Jones and Vice Chancellor Roederick C. White Sr.

Meanwhile, the six semifinalists to lead the Shreveport campus will be interviewed in Shreveport on Jan. 29.

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