An inauguration ceremony to install Southern University Shreveport's Student Government Association President Emmanuel Sims was held September 18, 2013, in the gymnasium on the main campus. The sophomore electrical engineering major is a 2012 graduate from C.E Byrd High School. While at SUSLA, Emmanuel has become a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Scholar and SGA Freshman Class President. He also is the president of the Council of Study Body Presidents for the State of Louisiana. His parents are Shalanda and Adolphous Sims.