Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: Southern University at Shreveport-Bossier City (SUSBO), an autonomous unit of the Southern University A&M System, seeks to provide a quality education for its students (while being committed to the total community). This institution awards certificates and associate degrees, prepares students for careers in technical and occupational fields, and offers courses and programs that are transferable to other colleges and universities. Dedicated to excellence in instruction and community service, this open enrollment institution promotes cultural diversity, provides development and continuing education, and seeks partnerships with business and industry. The university intends that all individuals should have the opportunity to receive educational experiences and related services which are compatible with their varied interests, academic abilities, achievements, family backgrounds, motivations, needs, and goals.
Peer Institutions: James H. Faulkner State Community College, East Arkansas Community College, Florida Keys Community College, Henderson Community College, Beaufort County Community College, Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City, University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Lamar University-Orange, Blue Ridge Community College, and Potomac State College of West Virginia University.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
In addition to the above recommended appropriation, $168,203 will be paid in Fiscal Year 1999-2000 for long-term debt incurred on behalf of this agency from the previous sale of bonds. Total long-term debt service payments for the state for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 are reflected in the Governor's Executive Budget Supporting Document in Non-Appropriated Requirements, Schedule 22-922.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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