BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. won’t seek or accept an extension of his contract when it expires next year, unless certain terms he has outlined are met.

The Advocate reports (Mason makes contract extension demands) the Southern Board of Supervisors will meet Saturday, and the extension of Mason’s contract, which expires June, 30, 2015, is on the meeting’s agenda.

Mason says he outlined the terms in a June 27 letter to board members.

The terms outlined in letter include the board agreeing to a strategic agenda to make Southern University’s Baton Rouge campus a top five historically black university and top 200 public university nationally within seven years. Mason wants the ability to hire a team of employees and consultants as he deems necessary to reach that goal.


Information from: The Advocate,