Southern Pledges New Controls For Supervisors' Scholarship Program

By: Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

In response to a new audit urging the Southern University System to tighten its oversight of a board member scholarship program, system president Ray Belton says he will recommend the supervisory body create more specific criteria for the awards and review current practices.

The audit, released this morning by Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, shows that of the 141 scholarships the Southern University System Board of Supervisors disbursed over the past two academic years, seven students received scholarship amounts above the maximum $1,000. Meanwhile, one student got a scholarship without meeting the GPA requirements and two board members recommended more in scholarship dollars than their allotted amount, the audit shows.

Read the full story – Southern University vows to improve board member scholarship program oversight in response to audit


One thought on “Southern Pledges New Controls For Supervisors' Scholarship Program

  1. Nothing new at SU. Again board members doing what the he’ll they want to do. I know it was Tony Clayton as the guilty party. He thinks he owns the school. What an idiot. This is another reason alumni and corporate support for scholarships is down because no body trust the administration to be fair and equitable with the money.

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