January 13, 2012

GSU’s African American History Month Kick-Off

Inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University president, Dr. Frank G. Pogue, will host the university’s first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award Luncheon on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Black and Gold Room of Favrot Student Union.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes and honors persons who, through their service to Grambling State University, the state, region and country, exemplify the character, leadership and selflessness of Dr. King and other noted African American leaders.

This year’s awards will be presented in the following categories: Fannie Lou Hamer Political Award recipient, Louisiana Representative Patricia Haynes Smith, District 67 of Baton Rouge and Madame C. J. Walker Business Award recipient, Mr. Kerry Joe Briggs, alumnus, businessman and philanthropist of Houston, Texas.

A limited number of tickets are available at $10 per person and may be purchased by contacting the Office of Institutional Advancement, 100 Robinson Street, on the Grambling campus (across from the Army ROTC Building) or by calling (318) 274-2217.

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January 12, 2012

GSU President Frank G. Pogue Hosted Breakfast for Ruston Business Leaders

Grambling, La – Grambling State University president, Dr. Frank G. Pogue hosted a breakfast for some of Ruston, Louisiana’s leading business leaders at the Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau in December. The breakfast was an opportunity for the university President to extend holiday greetings and share the positive and successful things happening on campus, as well as the economic impact the university has on the region. This event is the first of many designed to strengthen the university’s relationship with local businesses.

“This breakfast was an opportunity for the University to reach out beyond itself to the surrounding communities as well as keep them in touch with the good things happening at Grambling State University,” says President Pogue. “These business leaders were already strong supporters of Grambling State. We are looking forward to additional ways to reach out to Ruston and other communities.”

Grambling State University has an enrollment of 5,207 students and employs more than 700 faculty and staff. The University offers degrees in 50 academic programs: 34 of the 50 academic programs are eligible for accreditation by specialized accrediting agencies; 100% of eligible academic programs are accredited by 13 different agencies.

Grambling State University President, Dr. Frank G. Pogue (pictured 6th from the left) poses with Ruston business leaders and Grambling administrative officers.

NOTE: Photo Caption (photo above) – Grambling State University President, Dr. Frank G. Pogue (pictured 6th from the left) poses with Ruston business leaders and Grambling administrative officers.

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January 3, 2012

Grambling State University to Work Through Mid-Year Budget Cuts

GRAMBLING, LA – While preparing for the Christmas break Grambling State University, along with other public higher education institutions, was notified that a Mid-Year budget cut had been imposed by the Governor. Although extremely difficult to do, especially given the recent drastic cuts, the university’s planning process and the prior work of the university’s Budget and Priorities Committee made it possible to respond to the mandate.

“These frequent budget reductions will continue to make it extremely difficult for the university to plan for its future,” said Dr. Frank Pogue, University President. “It seems that cuts to higher education will continue, and although very harmful decisions are being made, we will continue to restructure the university to ensure that our mission is protected and that our students continue to have access to excellent educational experiences.”

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2012 Mid-Year Budget Adjustment Memo from Dr. Frank G. Pogue .

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