Southern University board votes to not extend president's contract

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The Southern University Board of Supervisors decided not to extend System President Ron Mason's contract for one year, effectively leaving the university looking for a new leader.

In June, Mason laid out specific demands that the board would need to agree to for him to continue on as president.

"The board will commit to a strategic agenda that envisions Southern University Baton Rouge becoming a top five HBCU, a leading university of its type in the state, and a top-200 public institution nationally within seven years, and that a measurable plan with clear benchmarks be established to achieve said goals," Mason wrote.

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