Berryl Gordon-Thompson

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support Programs
(225) 771-4913 ext 259

Gordon-Thompson joined the Law Center in 1993. Gordon-Thompson provided the Law Center with many of its firsts. She created the Law Center's first magazine, Reflections, created the Lenoir Legacy gift giving newsletter, produced the Center's first recruitment video, and coordinated the 50th Anniversary Celebration and video presentation with Vice President Al Gore as special guest. Gordon-Thompson drafted the Charter for the SULC American Inns of Court, serving as its administrator and Master of the Bench for eight years.

In 2001, Gordon-Thompson was named Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement. In 2004, she was appointed Dean for Academic Support Programs. In 2008, Berryl Gordon-Thompson's title was officially changed to Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Support Programs and Academic Counseling. She has designed, implemented, and provides direction and leadership for a comprehensive Academic Success Skills program, enhanced the four-week summer Pre Law program, created a Progressive Exam Writing program, taught Legal Methods in the Pre Law program, and serves as the law school's Section 504 Coordinator for disability services.

Before joining the Law Center, Gordon-Thompson's more than 30 professional years included serving as two-term president for a national association, Vice President of Advertising for a Fortune 500 company, and Assistant Vice President for Advertising and Customer Relations for a large pharmaceutical company. She has also worked as a Senior Loan Officer for one of the country's largest commercial banks.

Gordon-Thompson has provided oral and written testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on numerous occasions. She served on a congressional commission, which provided recommendations for the White House Conference on Aging. She is published in the Southern University Law Review, and coauthored an international publication on volunteerism.

Associate Vice Chancellor Gordon-Thompson earned her Juris Doctorate from Southern University Law Center, her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University. Gordon-Thompson is listed in Who's Who Among International Professionals and Masters of the Bench with the American Inns of Court. She is also a Fellow with the Louisiana Bar Foundation and serves on the LBF's Grants Committee. Gordon-Thompson is also a long standing member of the Henri Capitant Civil Law Society. She serves on several other national, regional, and local organizations.

Workshops and Programs: Summer Pre Law, Academic Assistance, Academic Success Skills, Academic Exam Writing Enhancement, Academic Counseling and Advising, Exam Taking Skills, Time Management, Legal Methods and Disability Services.

Law Review Article: Justification, Purposes and Functions of Punishment in Our Domestic Society, 26 S.U. L. Rev. 265 (1999).