Louis Baioni Memorial

Delta State University mourns the loss of alumnus and former Delta State Foundation President Louis Baioni of Germantown, Tennessee, who passed away on June 3, 2024. The University flag will fly at half-staff Monday, June 10, through sunset on Wednesday, June 12, in Mr. Baioni’s honor.

Mr. Louis Baioni, a native of Shaw, Mississippi, was a man celebrated for his generosity, determination, and entrepreneurial spirit. He earned an accounting degree from Delta State University in 1956.

He was a member of the Delta State Foundation Board from 1986 to 2018 and served as Board President and Finance Committee Chair. He notably spearheaded the University’s first-ever capital campaign, which aimed to raise $5 million in six years but impressively garnered $5.4 million in just two years, and later increased to $10.7 million in gifts and pledges. His efforts were recognized with several prestigious accolades; including Outstanding Alumnus of the Year and being inducted into the Delta State Alumni Hall of Fame. In honor of his service to Delta State, the College of Business named the conference center in Broom Hall, the Louis Baioni Conference Center.

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Memorial donations may be made to the Louis Baioni Accounting Professorship in the College of Business using this online form or by check mailed to: DSU Foundation, DSU Box 3141 Cleveland, MS 38733.


Note: Recurring gifts continue until cancelled by contacting the DSU Foundation at foundation@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4710.