Southern University System VP on leave

SU System VP on administrative leave following sexual harassment complaint

BATON ROUGE, La - A high ranked Southern University official has been placed on administrative leave following a sexual harassment complaint. 

According to university officials, Lester Pourciau, vice president for human resources for the Southern University System, was placed on administrative leave Thursday, Jan. 4.

Officials received an EEOC complaint from an employee who has since left the University. Officials said the accusations were of a sexual nature, and an internal investigation is pending. 

“Every employee and student has the right to a safe, positive working and learning environment,” said Ray Belton, SU System president and Southern Baton Rouge chancellor. “We will do everything in our power to ensure such. This includes not only training but an effective process to report alleged wrongdoing. As with any situation that affects our University family, we will remain as transparent as possible, and hold accountable any parties who have violated policies and procedures.”

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