Friday, February 17

SU Board of Supervisors votes to approve new logo and mission statement for the Ag Land-Grant Campus

Logo redesign for the SU Land-Grant Campus

Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Board of Supervisors voted to approve a logo redesign and revision to the mission statement for the Southern University Land-Grant Campus during their regular meeting on Friday, February 17, 2017.

A document in the February 2017 Board of Supervisors packet stated that the, “rebranding efforts for the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center) and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) include redesigning the current logo and updating the mission statement to reflect the recent joining of these two entities to become the Southern University Land-Grant Campus.”

Documents went on to say that, “the new logo is encased in a circle which represents the interconnected nature of each aspect of the Land-Grant Campus….Each arm of the tripartite land-grant mission of Teaching, Research, and Extension is represented in the triangle. The apex symbolizes that the Land-Grant Campus, together with the Southern University System, is moving onward and upward, contributing to the advancement of all mankind.”

The revised mission statement reads, “The Land-Grant Campus of the Southern University and A&M College System embraces a mission consistent with the University's tripartite mission of teaching, research, and extension/public service. Our land-grant role is to educate, train and mentor a cadre of highly skilled students and professionals to prepare them for a highly technological and globalized workforce. To effectively serve the agricultural and food science industry, we conduct basic and applied research and disseminate information statewide. This allows us to better serve the citizens of Louisiana in a manner that is useful in addressing their scientific, technological, social, economic and cultural needs and enhance their overall quality of life.”

The board also approved the renaming of the SU Ag Center’s satellite campus in Opelousas from the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives to the Sustainable Agricultural, Rural Development Institute (SARDI), and the establishment of the Southern Institute for One Health, One Medicine (SIOHOM), which will serve as an umbrella organization that promotes interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach/extension to improve the lives both humans and animals.

More information will be forth coming.


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