Biomedical Research Foundation, Alliance for Education, Coordinating & Development
Corporation of Northwest Louisiana and as a member of the local Chambers and Committee of
Previously, Belton served in administrative roles at the university level to include director,
department head, associate professor, vice chancellor for student affairs, and executive vice
chancellor. His teaching experience spans over 12 years, and his demonstrated leadership led
him to be nominated and elected faculty senate president. Early in his career, he served on active
duty in the United States Army for eight years on assignments stateside and abroad and was
recognized as one the top non-commissioned officers of his brigade. He also endeavored to
serve as a licensed professional counselor while engaging with individuals, groups and families
in various therapeutic settings prior to venturing into higher education.
Belton has received numerous awards, to name a few, they include: the Leader of the New
Century, from the Shreveport Times and the Distinguished Achievement Award, from Kappa
Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Community Service
Award sponsored by the Black Lawyers Association and is recognized as the "2001
Distinguished Graduate,Ē University of Texas at Austin, Community College Leadership
Program, Austin, TX. Further, in acknowledging his scholarly work, he was the Recipient, W.
K. Kellogg Graduate Fellowship 1996, 1997, 1998; Recipient, League for Innovation Graduate
Scholarship 1996, 1997; Recipient, C. C. Colvert Scholarship 1997, 1998; Recipient, John and
Suzanne Roueche Scholar 1997, 1998 and Recipient, Community College Leadership Program
Fellowship 1996, 1997.
Belton, is a native of Shreveport who graduated from the very institution he previously headed (Southern
University at Shreveport). He continued his studies at Southern University A&M College where
he graduated first in his class. He further earned a master of arts in counseling from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration
from the University of Texas at Austin.
Belton is married to Norma B. Belton. They have a combined family of six children and four