The Johnny L. Vance, Jr. Student Activity Center is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Vance (1954 - 2001)
In a dedication ceremony on June 20, 2002, the J.L. Vance Student Activity Center became the first building to be named after an individual who has contributed to the evolution of the Shreveport campus. Mr. Vance was an educator and community leader who began his academic career as a SUSLA student and later returned to serve with SUSLA as Counselor, Recruiter, Financial Aid Director, Dean of Students, Student Support Services Director, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
The Center houses the offices of Student Activities and Services, Student Government Association, Student Center Board, and Student Yearbook.