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Alumnus sues Southern University over chancellor contract

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A Southern University alumnus has sued the school for refusing to renew its contract with Chancellor James Llorens.

Author Joiner says that Llorens has done a great job and stabilized Southern.

Southern University spokesman Ed Pratt said Friday that the school is not commenting on the suit.

The Board of Supervisors voted 9-6 on Feb. 8 and 8-7 on Feb. 24 against extending Llorens' three-year contract. It's scheduled to expire June 30.

Joiner wants the 19th Judicial District Court to strike down the board's previous votes and order either a third vote or renewal.

State District Judge Mike Caldwell has scheduled a hearing May 19.

Joiner has a law degree from Southern and is back in class there, working on a master's degree in business administration.

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