Southern University Signs a Five-Year Partnership Agreement With Georgetown University

The Southern University System in Louisiana has signed an agreement with Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to partner on interdisciplinary programming, research, and training over the next five years. The agreement represents a pledge by the leaders of Georgetown and the Southern University System to collaborate on activities that could include joint research and curriculum projects, the exchange of faculty and research scholars, faculty training and development, and grants and student pipeline programs.

The historically Black Southern University System offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees to more than 12,000 students across five campuses in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport, Louisiana.

“This partnership with Georgetown offers yet another avenue of success for our students and faculty,” said Ray L. Belton, president of the Southern University System. “With the brain trust comprised of these top institutions of academics and research, the possibilities are limitless.”

John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University, added that “we are very excited to identify areas of mutual interest and to work as partners as Southern continues its 142-year tradition of excellence.”

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