#BREAKING: Southern University President Dr. Ray Belton announces retirement as President-Chancellor of the Southern University system. Belton’s retirement is effective Fall 2022.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Southern University System President and Chancellor of Southern University A&M College, Dr. Ray Belton has announced his retirement.
Belton announced during a Board of Supervisors meeting Friday, July 16, that his retirement will be effective Fall 2022.
“By 2022, I will have served as a chief executive officer for more than 21 years, the first 14 years as chancellor of Southern University Shreveport and then, for seven years as president-chancellor for the System and SUBR,” Belton said. “This also will mark 35 years of service with the University. Over the course of my tenure, I have had the great fortune to work with some exceptionally talented colleagues. Together, I believe our work has enabled us to position the University in a manner that it will continue to be seen as a premier institution within the higher education community.”
Belton made history becoming Southern University’s first president-chancellor when the Southern University System Board of Supervisors combined the roles in 2015.https://www.wafb.com/2021/07/16/southern-university-president-dr-ray-belton-announces-retirement/