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Contact: David M. Grubb
(504) 286-5343 or (504) 810-3048
September 19, 2012
SUNO to receive $2.5 million in Title III Grant funding
NEW ORLEANS, LA – As announced yesterday by Senator Mary Landrieu, Southern University at New Orleans will be receiving $2.5 million through the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education’s Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities program for the implementation of SUNO’s HBCU Title III Program for the 2012-2013 grant year which begins October 1. The Title III Program, which was designed to strengthen all accredited HBCU’s, continues to be the largest university-wide, federally funded program on the University’s campus.
“We are quite appreciative of the efforts of Senator Landrieu in delivering these monies to SUNO,” said Dr. Brenda Jackson, Director of Title III Programs. “These funds will be used to support, supplement, develop and further implement the University’s mission, goals and strategic plan. These dollars are not just an investment in Southern University at New Orleans, but in the people and future of New Orleans and this region.”
The Title III funded components for this upcoming grant year include SUNO’s centers for: Comprehensive Communication; African and African American Studies; Student Development; Planning, Research and Evaluation; Student Retention and Success along with programs for Strengthening Research Capabilities; Alternative Teacher Certification; Enhancing the Library; General Studies-Service Learning Enhancement; Satellite Telecommunications; University Accreditation (SACS-COC) and Review of Academic Programs; College of Business Accreditation (AACSSB); College of Education Accreditation (NCATE); Health Information Management Systems Accreditation (CAHIM); and School of Social Work Accreditation (CSWE).
Chancellor Victor Ukpolo added, “Senator Landrieu has been a great friend, not just to SUNO but to each of the HBCUs across Louisiana that continue to provide education and opportunity to thousands of people each year. These funds will touch nearly every corner of the University and impact every student in some way. ”