Southern University System holds the great title of being the only HBCU system in the United States.
As a graduate of Southern University and chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, State Senator Cleo Fields, along with his colleagues of the State Legislature appropriated $1 million to the Southern University Alumni Federation (SUAF) to assist in building an alumni conference center.
In 2004, Fields had Rhodia to donate 5.0 acres of land on Scott's Bluff to the Alumni Federation. With it now being 2021, Fields believes it is time to get it done, quoting that his goal is to "make sure this happens." #LetsGetItDone