Plan Overview

The Southern University and A&M College System has a long-standing legacy of more than 130 years of excellence in higher education. In the second decade of the 21st century, and more than ever, the economic impact of the Southern University System is central to Louisiana’s achievements at every level - from the state capital in Baton Rouge to all corners of the state and beyond. Our alumni live, work, and contribute to the state, nation and world.

The System’s future will be defined by a bold strategic vision and a clear path for achieving it. Strategic planning asks and answers five basic questions:

  • Who are we?
  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to be?
  • How do we get there?
  • How do we measure our progress?

Fulfilling the Promise: A Pathway to Excellence will be our blueprint through academic year  2025.  It is imperative that all stakeholders — faculty, staff, alumni and other partners —  provide  input and expertise for our plan for the present and the future. Throughout the first quarter of 2019, we will be engaging with these stakeholders via an interactive website, small and large town  hall meetings and other events.


The Southern University and A&M College System exists to support, protect, and advance the unique missions of its member institutions by offering quality educational programs, innovative research, and community engagement opportunities that prepare students to become global leaders.


The Southern University and A&M College System strives to achieve global recognition as a premier university system of choice for all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities.

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