Statement from SUBR administration on personnel matter involving Director of Athletics Dr. William Broussard
Southern University Director of Athletics Dr. William Broussard has been temporarily reassigned to the Southern University System Office, effective April 1.
The reassignment is a personnel matter and therefore the University can not discuss it publicly. The University will have no further comment on the subject.
We fully anticipate that Dr. Broussard will return as Director of Athletics on Aug. 1, 2015.
Broussard, who was hired three years ago amid NCAA sanctions stemming from inadequate Academic Progress Rates, has been at the center of a university-wide effort to get the NCAA to lift a post-season ban that was instituted more than a year ago because the university supplied inadequate APR data.
The submission of inadequate data, some which dates back a decade, predated Broussard’s tenure.
Broussard, 36, received a three-year contract extension last April that runs though June 30, 2017. The deal included a raise in Broussard’s annual salary from $115,000 to $138,000.
SU Head Mens' Basketball Coach Roman Banks will assume a dual role that will include Acting Director of Athletics, effective April 1. He will continue in both positions until the anticipated return of Dr. Broussard on Aug. 1, 2015.