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SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FY 2018-2019 The Southern University System appreciates the work of the Louisiana Legislature and the enormous task that they are charged with in meeting the needs of the citizens of the State of Louisiana. One of the most significant challenges is that of resolving the state’s budget crisis for the upcoming fiscal year. While we understand the many complexities of the legislative process, we find it important to share those issues we deem as critical priorities for the Southern University System. Each is outlined below:

Funding Stabilization • As you are aware, higher education in Louisiana has received funding cuts for nine of the last 10 years resulting in less stable institutions. These cuts have literally “wreaked havoc” on Southern University. Largely due to historic underfunding, the impact to SU has been greater. • Like our five campuses in the Southern University System — Southern University at Baton Rouge, Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University at Shreveport, Southern University Agricultural Center, and Southern University Law Center — higher education in this state cannot take another hit. The answer is to fund us all adequately so we can serve our very unique and deserving populations. These constituents do not only include the students on our campuses, but our communities, this state, country, and even this vast world. • FY 2017-18 was the first time in ten years that higher education did not experience a reduction in funding. In this period, SU has seen increases in student enrollment, as well as increases in student retention. We believe that stabilized funding contributed to these positive outcomes. • Any adverse moves at this point would only serve to compromise the forward pathway that has been laid. • The State has not provided funding for mandated costs. For FY18 it is projected that 77.17% of State General Funds received by the Southern University System will be returned to the State to cover mandated costs. • Reduction in state funding will result in the loss of Federal Funds that require a 1:1 match. • Vacant positions that are identified as critical to administrative and operational management will not be filled. The vacancies will affect services provided to students, staff and faculty. Not filling the positions will result in a decline in customer service, additional work for current staff and a potential decline in employee morale. • Implementation of campus-wide spending freezes on travel, supplies, operating services and equipment that will further impede our efforts toward continued accreditation and faculty and staff development.

TOPS/Go Grants • With the uncertainty related to TOPS and GO Grant funding, students are unable to determine the amount of financial resources available and therefore decisions about which institution to attend or if will they will attend college at all, cannot be made. Additionally, if potential students cannot make a timely decision about attending Louisiana schools, they may decide to attend schools out-of-state. • Ten percent of the student enrollment at Southern University would be adversely impacted if TOPS is not fully funded. This could result in these students not attending college as many do not have alternative means to finance their education. It should also be noted that while these students are TOPS recipients, in many instances, they are also required to secure loans to pay the full cost to attend college. • Currently, funding for Go Grants, which is need-based funding for college students, is being considered for cuts. It is virtually a certainty that students receiving Go Grants will simply not have enough funding to attend college, and have few options to replace these funds outside of amassing burdensome student loans.

Realigning the Academic Inventory to Create A Globally Prepared Workforce Southern University and A&M College (SU) is strengthening the value it provides to students and graduates by working to maximize the alignment of its curriculum and programs with workforce demands. In doing so, SU will prepare graduates to leave the institution equipped with the skills and credentials they need to be competitive in the labor market. SU has already taken steps to assess their alignment with workforce demands. The focus of this initiative is to respond to the changing workplace so that SU prepares graduates to be competitive in today’s economic realities at the state level and nationally. To do this, the University is modernizing the organization of the academic progress to provide greater connections across SU departments. Understanding how SU’s curriculum and awards compare with other institutions and identifying fields of study at SU with high and low labor market value can help identify where SU is aligned and misaligned with the workforce. However, assessing changes in the labor market and having a broader understanding of the majors and occupations that have high value and are growing is also a critical component of the realignment process. It is imperative to take both local and national trends into account when doing this analysis. Using both national and state resources, SU can develop a picture of the occupations with the greatest workforce potential at both the national and state level. With that information, SU will position its curriculum and offerings to prepare its graduates to succeed in the labor market in occupations with the highest potential for growth and earnings.

The University requests $6 million appropriation for upfront funding to adequately realign the academic inventory to maximize academic offerings through academic portfolio optimization, current program analyses, and new program identification.

Equitable Land-Grant Funding The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC), a branch of the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus (SUALGC), does not receive the mandated 1:1 state matching funds, as required by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Currently, SUAREC receives less than $3.7 million from USDA for land-grant funding for its research and extension programs. Under federal guidelines the State of Louisiana is required to match this funding by a minimum 1:1 ratio. SUAREC receives no designated state land-grant matching funds. Southern University serves the entire state of Louisiana with a physical office or designated agent in 34 parishes serving a total of 52 parishes. Without the matching funds, it is extremely challenging to adequately accomplish our statewide mission as decreed by federal and state land-grant legislation, Second Morrill Act of 1890. Conversely, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, which is also a land-grant institution under the First Morrill Act of 1862, receives funds for approximately a 6:1 match. The University requests legislative support to fulfill for equitable matching funds as a line item in the state budget for Southern University. We especially request this funding to be allocated at a minimum of a 1:1 ratio.

Capital Outlay The following charts outline the University’s 5-year Capital Outlay request. The charts contain Emergency Projects, Self-Generated projects, Continuing Projects and New Projects that the University has requested. This information is submitted to the Board of Regents where recommendations are made for inclusion in HB 2. Not all requested projects are included in HB 2.

FY2018-2019 THRU FY2022-2023

5 Year Capital Outlay Plan

YRS 2-5 YEAR ACTUAL REMAINING REQUESTED CAMPUS EMERGENCY PROJECTS FY18-19 PROJECT TOTAL PREVIOUS SUBTOTAL FY 16-17 SU System Major Repairs and Deferred Maintenance of Buildings and Facilities/Site Infrastructure, including ADA upgrades, Re-Roofing, Mechanical HVAC & Energy Management Controls, Mechanical Plumbing, Electrical Power/Lighting/Fire protection systems and Construction $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $16,000,000 $24,000,000 FY17-18 SUBR Demolish Jesse Owens Hall; Building was built in 1958 w/ 14,928 sq. ft. (this building is very unsafe) $350,000 $0 $350,000 FY17-18 SUBR New Campus Elevator Upgrades (ADA) J B Moore Hall, Dunn Hall and School of Nursing $250,000 $600,000 $850,000 FY 16-17 SUBR Mechanical and Plumbing System Upgrades for Stewart Hall $470,000 $940,000 $1,410,000 FY 16-17 SUBR Electrical Power/Lighting System Upgrades $1,300,000 $1,700,000 $3,000,000 FY 16-17 SUBR James Lee & J. W. Fisher Hall Mechanical HVAC, Lab Fume Hoods, natural gas & water/system upgrades Renovations $500,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000 FY 14-15 SUNO Electrical Infrastructure Repair Park Campus $750,000 $6,750,000 $7,500,000 FY 13-14 SUNO ADA Elevators for the Univ. Center & Health & Physical Education Building Buildings $225,000 $2,250,000 $2,475,000 FY 16-17 SUNO Repair roads and drainage on the Lake Campus. $75,000 $750,000 $825,000 FY 16-17 SUNO Gas Fired Emergency Generators Information Technology & Cafeteria $40,000 $400,000 $440,000 FY 12-13 SUNO Administration Building Replacement of Air Handling Units $120,000 $1,200,000 $1,320,000 FY 13-14 SUNO Cafeteria Building Replacement of Air Handling Units $35,000 $350,000 $385,000 FY 16-17 SUSLA Lewis Collier Hall Science Building Renovation- re-roofing, foundation, site drainage, ext. concrete sun screen system, window repairs, Mech HVAC system, Electrical system, Architecture int. systems upgrades. $1,200,000 $2,200,000 $3,400,000 FY 13-14 SUSLA Existing Classroom Building Elevator/ADA Compliance $50,000 $350,000 $400,000 FY 07-08 SUSLA Collier Hall Science Bldg Rails/Ramps ADA Compliance $63,000 $302,000 $365,000 FY 10-11 SUSLA Concrete Walkways Repairs/ADA Compliance upgrades $85,000 $50,000 $528,000 $663,000 FY 12-13 SUSLA Metro Campus Mechanical HVAC Replacement (144 units - 25 units per floor, 6 floors) (Downtown 610 Texas St.) $200,000 $1,400,000 $1,600,000 FY 14-15 SUSLA Campus wide - Mechanical HVAC Automation Control System $200,000 $1,120,000 $1,320,000 FY 13-14 SUSLA Fine Arts Center HVAC Units & Plumbing $200,000 $2,000,000 $2,200,000 FY 14-15 SUAG A. O. Williams Hall Renovations - Phase 2 eastside, Building Interior system, Building Brick Masonry and Mechanical System upgrades $200,000 $2,000,000 $2,200,000 FY 16-17 SUAG Road/Street and Canal Soil Erosion Improvements at SUAG Experimental Farm Station 14600 Scenic Highway / US Hwy 61 (Baker LA) $300,000 $3,000,000 $3,300,000 FY 17-18 SULC Mechanical HVAC and Plumbing System Upgrades for building interior and site exterior $50,000 $500,000 $550,000 TOTAL EMERGENCY PROJECTS $4,085,000 $10,628,000 $48,840,000 $63,553,000

YRS 2-5 YEAR ACTUAL REMAINING REQUESTED SELF-GENERATED PROJECTS CAMPUS FY18-19 PROJECT TOTAL PREVIOUS SUBTOTAL FY10-11 SUSLA New Student Housing $5,030,139 $5,030,139 TOTAL SELF-GENERATED PROJECTS $5,030,139 $5,030,139 YRS 2-5 YEAR ACTUAL REMAINING REQUESTED CAMPUS CONTINUING PROJECTS FY18-19 PROJECT TOTAL PREVIOUS SUBTOTAL FY 15-16 SUBR T.T. Allain (Consent Decree ADA) $1,001,000 $0 $1,001,000 FY 15-16 SUBR A.W. Mumford (Consent Decree ADA) $7,900,000 $0 $7,900,000 FY 15-16 SUBR F.G. Clark Activity Center (Consent Decree ADA) $7,450,000 $0 $7,450,000 FY 16-17 SUBR Central Plant Mechanical System Upgrades $310,000 $75,000 $150,000 $535,000 FY 16-17 SUBR Roofing System Repairs/Replacements Navy ROTC Army ROTC Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union J. B. Moore Hall Augustus C. Blanks Hall Southern University Laboratory School gym & covered walks J. S. Clark Adm. Building $929,000 $559,000 $1,444,000 $2,932,000 FY 14-15 SUBR Campus fire alarm systems upgrades for 22 buildings $280,000 $250,000 $770,000 $1,300,000 FY 13-14 SUBR SU Laboratory School Addition and Upgrades $54,100 $600,000 $6,000,000 $6,654,100 FY 11-12 SUSLA Allen Building School of Nursing Renovation (Downtown Texas St.) $3,433,800 $0 $3,433,800 FY 13-14 SUSLA Health, Physical Education & Recreation Complex Gym Roof Replacement $135,000 $100,000 $600,000 $835,000 FY 08-09 SUSLA New Dental Hygiene Center $1,000,000 $200,000 $1,725,000 $2,925,000 FY 12-13 SUSLA Student Services Center Expansion & Stairwell Upgrades $280,000 $2,683,300 $2,963,300 FY 14-15 SUSLA Existing “New” Classroom Building Stairwell Renovation $30,000 $300,000 $330,000 FY 14-15 SUSLA Metro Campus Window Replacement/upgrades for 6 floors $300,000 $600,000 $900,000 FY 15-16 SUSLA Campus Street Concrete Repairs $300,000 $1,700,000 $2,000,000 FY 12-13 SUSLA Existing Student Housing Acquisition $18,700,000 $0 $18,700,000 FY 14-15 SUAG A. O. Williams Hall Renovations - Phase 1 westside, Roofing Flashing, Brick Masonry and Mechanical System upgrades $2,375,000 $900,000 $0 $3,275,000 TOTAL CONTINUING PROJECTS $24,867,900 $22,294,000 $15,972,300 $63,134,200

YRS 2-5 YEAR ACTUAL REMAINING REQUESTED CAMPUS NEW PROJECTS FY18-19 PROJECT TOTAL PREVIOUS SUBTOTAL FY 17-18 SUBR New Science Complex (140,000 sq. ft. ). This new complex to replace J. Fisher Hall (51,000 sf / 1953 yr) (Biology, Agriculture, Environmental Toxicology, Science-Mathematics/Edu) and W. James Hall (61,000 sf / 1972 yr) (Physics, Timbuktu Academy, Biology) $4,000,000 $42,000,000 $46,000,000 FY 17-18 SUBR Ravine and Bluff - Soil Erosion/Detachment and Sloughing off Repairs/Stabilization - Phase 4 $800,000 $7,200,000 $8,000,000 FY 17-18 SUBR Sewer and Street Improvements at Jessie Stone and E.C. Harrison $500,000 $0 $500,000 FY 17-18 SUBR Road Improvement and drainage Repair behind Hayden Hall (Performing Arts) building. Design would include parking area. $60,000 $600,000 $660,000 FY 17-18 SUBR Campus safety lighting system upgrades $45,000 $500,000 $545,000 FY 17-18 SUBR J. S. Clark Administration Building, Brick wall repairs & Window & Replacement $50,000 $450,000 $500,000 FY 17-18 SUBR Campuswide pedestrian pathway repairs/additions for 2018 phase 1 $150,000 $300,000 $450,000 FY 12-13 SUNO Repair and replace damaged and non-compliant sidewalks, ramps and parking lots $37,500 $375,000 $412,500 FY 14-15 SUNO ADA Compliant restrooms and other public accommodations in the Administration Bldg. Cafeteria, University Center, Health & Physical Education Building and the L. Washington Library. $250,000 $2,500,000 $2,750,000 FY 17-18 SUNO Lake Campus - Master meter for electrical, natural gas and water. $400,000 $4,000,000 $4,400,000 FY 12-13 SUNO Bashful Administration Building Window system replacement $87,500 $875,000 $962,500 FY 11-12 SUSLA New Workforce Training & Technology Center $800,000 $8,200,000 $9,000,000 FY 17-18 SUSLA New Classroom Building $500,000 $7,000,000 $7,500,000 FY 13-14 SUSLA New Auditorium and Performing Arts Theater $10,821,010 $10,821,010 FY 12-13 SUSLA New Student Orientation & Success Facility (Information Center) $700,000 $4,000,000 $4,700,000 FY 14-15 SUSLA New Allied Health Careers Training Building $2,500,000 $19,500,000 $22,000,000 FY 14-15 SUSLA New Metro Center Parking Garage $700,000 $7,583,333 $8,283,333 FY 15-16 SUSLA New Student Outdoor Intramural Sports/Recreational Facility $100,000 $900,000 $1,000,000 FY 12-13 SUSLA New Main Campus Parking Garage $550,000 $4,950,000 $5,500,000 FY 17-18 SUAG Demolish the following buildings: Farm Cottage 1959 yr, Farm Cottage 1923 yr, Calf Barn 1939 yr, Dairy Creamery 1958 yr, Dairy Bull Pen A 1958 yr, Dairy Bull Pen B 1958, Dairy Silo 1960 yr and Dairy Barn 1972 yr. total sq. ft. 36,750 @ $6 = $220, 500 + $10k+$20+$7.5k=$258,000 $260,000 $0 $260,000 FY 17-18 SULC Electrical Power/Lighting System Upgrades for exterior parking & sidewalks and building interior $40,000 $400,000 $440,000 TOTAL NEW PROJECTS $12,530,000 $122,154,343 $134,684,343


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Southern University and A&M College 3rd Floor, J.S. Clark Administration Bldg. | Baton Rouge, LA 70813 225-771-4500 Ray L. Belton, Ph.D., President-Chancellor


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