|Beattra Wilson provides instructions during the first day of the SU Land-Grant Campus's Inaugural Administrative Organization and Strategic Planning Retreat at the SU Law Center on July 31, 2017.|
Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus kicked off the first day of its ‘Inaugural Administrative Organization and Strategic Planning Retreat’ on July 31, 2017 at the SU Law Center.
Collaboration was the resounding theme of several departmental and program presentations on day one of the retreat, which is being held to provide an opportunity for the administrative staff to reform and reorganize the structure of the SU Land-Grant Campus for the next year.
Presentations on the Campus’s Southern Institute for Medicinal Plants and its Southern Institute for One Health, One Medicine provided insight as to how other Land-Grant Campus departments and programs can incorporate a venue for researchers, SU students and small farmers and gardeners from the community. Both humans and animals will benefit from these cross-collaborations of research, extension\outreach and teaching.
The day concluded with remarks by SU Land-Grant Campus Chancellor-Dean, Dr. Bobby R. Phills.
The retreat will run until August 2 and will include team building exercises, breakout sessions on an individual’s role in the collective vision, improving experiential learning for students and mission planning and implementation.
The SU Ag Center and the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.