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President's Office


Dennis J. Shields — President of the Southern University System and Chancellor of Southern University Baton Rouge

Allen P. Vital, Ph D. — Chief of Staff

John K. Pierre — Executive Vice President

Luria Young, Ph.D. — Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Vladimir Alexander Appeaning, Ph.D. —  Vice President for Strategic Planning, Policy and Institutional Effectiveness

Corinne Blache— General Counsel to the System and Board of Supervisors

Jeremiah Sams — System Director for Compliance

Vickey Murray — Executive Secretary

Patricia Handy — Administrative Assistant

External Affairs

Robyn Merrick, Ph.D. — Vice President

Henry Tillman — Assistant to the Vice President

Alumni Affairs

Derrick Warren — Director and Exec. Director of SU Alumni Federation


Janene Tate — Director


Vivian Kerr — Director

Special Events

DAndrea Joshua Lee — Director and Chief Protocol Officer

Finance and Business Affairs

Flandus McClinton — Vice President

Kim Knighton – Assistant to the Vice President

Gloria Matthews — Special Assistant to the Vice President

Barbara Robertson — Inter-Agency Coordinator/Administrative Account

System Foundation

Alfred Harrell III — Chief Executive Officer

Tanya Freeman — Director of Development, SU Law Center

Toni Booker — Comptroller

Yvonne Roberson — Research and Database Manager

Lynn Howard — Annual Fund Coordinator

Shonda Wessinger — Communications Specialist

Robert Easly — Advancement Officer

Shirley  McLendon — Accountant

Jocelyn Lewis — Executive Assistant to the CEO

Division of Information Technology (DoIT) 

Gabriel Fagbeyiro, Ph.D. — Associate Vice President for Information Technology &
Chief Information Officer, SUS/SUBR

TBD — Assistant Director


Southern University System State Agency Ethics Liaisons


Office of General Counsel 225-771-4680

Jeremiah J. Sams, System Director for Compliance



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