NEW ORLEANS, LA – Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) has a long history of service to non-traditional students and that history continues with the development of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University and the Algiers Charter School Association (ACSA) to develop a Westbank Satellite Campus at the L.B. Landry Education Complex in Algiers.
The agreement, which is to be signed during a ceremony at the complex located at 1200 L.B. Landry Avenue on Tuesday, April 2nd at 10:00 am, allows SUNO to offer courses across a broad spectrum of disciplines that residents will be able to apply towards earning a 4-year degree. The University intends to offer classes during the evening between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students attending the new L.B. Landry- O. Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory High School who meet SUNO’s admissions requirements will also be eligible to enroll in courses offered by the program.
SUNO has partnered with O. Perry Walker High School for the past eight years as part of the school’s concurrent enrollment program. This expanded partnership is one of the many benefits for the students in the unification of L.B. Landry and O. Perry Walker high schools, affording more students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school.
“This year, SUNO has taken great strides to broaden its reach, and partnering with Landry-Walker High School and the Algiers Charter School Association was an opportunity that we could not pass up,” said Chancellor Victor Ukpolo. “I must commend Principal Mary Laurie and the ACSA’s CEO, Adrian Morgan, for their vision for the community that they serve and for allowing SUNO to be a part of it.”
Morgan added, “Accessibility and opportunity are very important in showing our students, and the adults within our community, that their educational dreams are within their reach. By bringing SUNO to Algiers, we are providing people a chance to improve their lives and the lives of their children. This agreement is something that both organizations can be proud of and I look forward to seeing it grow and develop over the years to come.”