Former Southern University Chancellor Passes

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Funeral services are pending for a former chancellor and alumnus at Southern University.

School officials say that Marvin Yates died Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. University President Ray Belton issued a statement noting that Yates inspired young people as a mentor, teacher and leader.

In addition to other responsibilities over the years, Yates was chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus from 1991 to 1998.

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