Southern University at Shreveport, Louisiana
or Southern University at Shreveport
is a two-year campus of the historically black Southern University System
. SUS, pushed to fruition by the administration of Governor John J. McKeithen
, opened for instruction on September 19, 1967. At the same time a second two-year institution, Louisiana State University at Shreveport
, also opened. However, LSUS later became a four-year campus, but SUS remains a two-year facility.
The primary emphasis of SUS was to serve the Shreveport-Bossier City
area. SUS is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
to award associate degrees
On October 28, 1974, the Louisiana Board of Regents, then called the Coordinating Council for Higher Education, granted to the institution approval for six associate's degree programs in business, humanities, medical office assistant, natural sciences, office administration and social sciences. In 1978, it added an associate's degree in medical laboratory technology.
Among the buildings at SUS is Stone Hall, named for the late Southern University System president Jesse N. Stone, Jr.
. Inside Stone Hall is the J. Bennett Johnston, Jr.
Video Conferencing Center, named for the former U.S. senator
- Official web site
- Southern University System web site