(from left) Chancellor Emeritus B.K. Agnihotri, SU Board of Supervisors
Chairman Antonio "Tony" Clayton, Chancellor Pitcher,
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball,
SU Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Lea Polk Montgomery,
and SU System Vice President for Finance Tolor White.
The opening of the $4.1 million building addition for the Southern University Law Center's A.A. Lenoir Hall couldn't have come at a better time. The largest incoming class for the Law Center swelled the student body to more than 600 and the 13,400 square-feet of additional classrooms, library stacks, and seminar rooms will help to accommodate the increase.
Chancellor Freddie Pitcher, Jr., presided over the August 20
ribbon-cutting ceremony thanking the numerous individuals who helped with the
project, including SULC project manager Andrea Love and facilities coordinator
The event attracted a number of Law Center supporters who
gave congratulatory remarks for the occasion.
Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine “Kitty”
Kimball said she couldn’t be more proud of SULC’s success. Chancellor Emeritus
B. K. Agnihotri spoke about the Law Center’s progress over the years and SU
System Vice President Tolor White reflected on facilities enhancements at the
Law Center. SU Board of Supervisors
Chairman Tony Clayton congratulated Chancellor Pitcher on a tremendous job and
successful tenure at the institution. SU
Board of Supervisors Vice Chair Lea Polk Montgomery joined Chancellor Pitcher
in the planting of a magnolia tree in the yard between the Law Center atrium
and new addition.
Distinguished law alumni and other members of the judiciary
attending the ceremony were Judge Janice Clark, Judge John Michael Guidry, Judge
Michael McDonald, Judge Ralph E. Tyson, Judge Jewel “Duke” Welch, and retired
Judge Luke LaVergne.
A tour of the facility and reception followed the ceremony.