Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article VIII; Section 7
The Southern University Board of Supervisors assists campus administrators in decision-making, data processing, and capital construction projects. The mission of the Southern University System is to provide educational services of highest quality with the broadest possible access in a complete range of academic, professional and vocational postsecondary programs including such additional activities in pursuit of these objectives as are necessary and customary. This program consists of the following activities: System Management Board, Office of the System President, Budget and Financial Planning, Facilities Planning, Academic Program Planning, and Research and Information Services.
OBJECTIVES AND INDICATORS
The Southern University board of Supervisors provides leadership and support to the Southern University System. The success of the system is reflected in the success of the other activities of the Southern University System. Performance information consistent with this board's strategic plan and with the statewide model for administration/support service programs will be reported next year. The board did provide the following information for FY 1998-99:
1. The Southern University Board of Supervisors will provide strategic planning, uniform business and human resource management, fiduciary duties, and planning and construction of physical facilities, information systems, and telecommunications in FY 1998-99.
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
The source of funding for this program is the general fund.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Workload - Higher Education Consent Decree, 1994 Settlement Agreement mandate to provide for Other Race Graduate Programs at the Southern University campuses in Baton Rouge ($70,641) and New Orleans ($44,786)
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 104.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 285.5% of the total request ($1,551,468) for this program. In addition to the statewide adjustments cited above, the major reason for the increase from the existing operating budget is due to the settlement agreement in the "United States v. State of Louisiana desegregation case. That ruling provides that for a period of ten (10) years (which began in Fiscal Year 1995-96), the state shall appropriate no more than $4.1 million annually to the Southern University Board of Supervisors to develop and implement new programs at its system's campuses in order to enhance the school's chances of attracting other race students. The existing operating budget for this purpose is $3,064,059. In order to meet the funding schedule dictated by the settlement agreement, an additional $115,427 is recommended for Fiscal Year 1998-99. This adjustment, when combined with the existing funding for court-ordered activities, provides $3,179,486 for the following desegregation allocations: Southern University Board of Supervisors ($99,029); Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College ($1,885,240); and Southern University at New Orleans ($1,195,217).
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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