March 31, 2011

GSU President To Receive Honorary Degree at SUNY Oswego

GSU President To Receive Honorary Degree at SUNY OswegoGRAMBLING, LA – Dr. Frank G. Pogue, President of Grambling State University will be awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree by the State University of New York Oswego during the 150th commencement, Saturday, May 14, 2011. During Dr. Pogue’s tenure in System Administration, Oswego made great strides in diversity. He was instrumental in recruiting graduate students from underrepresented populations. He mentored students and helped them fulfill their potential and achieve success in the ranks of academic and administrative leadership.

“A tireless advocate for excellence, accessibility, student-centeredness and civility in higher education, Dr. Pogue has been a prominent leader in the development of collaborations between student affairs and academic affairs in order to enhance student success,” said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley. “As SUNY’s vice chancellor for student affairs and special programs earlier in his distinguished career, he created real, transformational change to the university as a whole with his visionary leadership and collaborative style, and he established deep and lasting professional and personal connections with members of our campus community. We are proud to be able to honor him on SUNY’s behalf at Oswego’s 150th Commencement.”

Dr. Frank G. Pogue was appointed as the eighth president of Grambling State University in June, 2010. Dr. Pogue is a highly respected educator and administrator with a wealth of experience as an agent of positive institutional change and advancement.

Dr. Pogue’s distinguished career in higher education chronicles over 47 years. When he was selected as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1996, he became the first African American to serve as president of a historically white university in Pennsylvania.
When he retired from Edinboro in 2007, the University paid tribute to his extraordinary leadership by naming its newly constructed student center in his honor. His outstanding accomplishments also earned him the title of President Emeritus of Edinboro University.

After his retirement from Edinboro, Dr. Pogue served as interim president of Chicago State University (2008-2009). Over the course of his career, Dr. Pogue has held several other prominent academic positions, including: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Special Programs at State University of New York (1986-1996); Interim President of State University of New York at Cobleskill (1992-1993); Vice President for Student Affairs at State University of New York at Albany (1983-1996); Senior Medical Research Associate at Meharry Medical College; Founder and Director of Afro-American Studies, Chatham College; and Dean of Students at Philander Smith College in Little Rock.

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March 3, 2011

Reception Scheduled in Honor of Dr. Mildred G. Gallot

Dr. Mildred G. Gallot, member of the Board of SupervisorsGRAMBLING, LA – Outgoing member of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System Dr. Mildred G. Gallot will be honored at a reception on Friday evening, March 11, 2011 at 5:30 in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union at Grambling State University. During the reception Dr. Frank G. Pogue, President of Grambling State University will announce the establishment of the Dr. Mildred G. Gallot Endowed Student Scholarship.

Dr. Mildred G. Gallot was appointed to serve on the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System in 2005 by then Governor Kathleen Blanco. She served as Vice-Chair of the Athletic and Auditing Committees.

Dr. Gallot is a retired professor from Grambling State University, History Department, where she served as Chairperson of the department and taught more than 35 years. In 2007, she was inducted in the GSU Alumni Hall of Fame for outstanding service and commitment to her Alma Mater. Mildred serves on the Board of Directors for the Grambling University Athletic Foundation. She is the author of A History of Grambling State University,

Donations to the Dr. Mildred G. Gallot Endowed Scholarship can be made at the Reception or by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement at (318) 274-2217. a book which was used by the university during its orientation sessions. She is a popular guest speaker, consultant, and active member of her community. In addition, Mildred is involved in various committees and organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Louisiana Historical Records Advisory Commission, Louisiana Historical Association, Ruston-Grambling League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, and Life member of the Grambling Alumni Association, to name a few.

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