Southern University celebrated its 139 Founders’ Day Tuesday, March 19 by reminiscing on its founders’ vision and duty to continue to carry out its mission. This year’s theme was “Fulfilling the Promise.”
The celebration started with the annual Southern University Laboratory School pilgrimage to the Clarks gravesite located on the Bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Ray L. Belton, president-chancellor of the Southern University System, offered words of wisdom and encouragement to the group of gathered students and faculty.
Following, students, faculty, alumni, and the community filled the F.G. Clark Activity Center for the morning convocation. Selections from the University’s wind ensemble, concert choir, and gospel choir highlighted the program. Domoine Rutledge, Southern University System Board of Supervisors chairman and vice president and general counsel at CSRS, Incorporated, was the keynote speaker.