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Two Southern officials fired as school retools

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 07 2017 Sep 7, 2017 September 07, 2017 3:01 PM September 07, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Southern University fired two high profile administrators at the school, WBRZ learned Thursday.

Dean of Students Marcus Coleman and Project Director Dr. Vaneshette Henderson were both notified on September 1, 2017, that the University was severing ties with them. Both employees last day with the University is at the close of business on October 2, 2017.

The latest string of terminations came during a tumultuous time for the University. Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Brandon Dumas was fired by the Southern University Board of Supervisors earlier this summer. Dumas has since sued the school.

Statements from Dr. Luria Young, interim executive vice president and provost:

"Since assuming the leadership over Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, I have been taking a 'deep dive' into ALL of its operations with the goal of ensuring the best services and optimum student experiences. In an effort to take this Division towards a new path, I will continue reevaluating roles and responsibilities. This process will take time and may yield further reorganization. However, I feel that this change is paramount."

"As is common practice, the University maintains effective operations and services through internal measures during any transition. Therefore, the reassignment of roles and responsibilities should not hinder the progress being achieved in the Division through our internal structure. The quality of our student's experience is our primary responsibility."

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