Faculty, friends, residents and staff say goodbye to an in-touch, down-to-earth president as he retires to enjoy consulting and family time with his bride of more than 50 years, his daughter and his two grandsons
As June comes to an end, so does the tenure of Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue. Since he announced his intention to retire June 30, Pogue has received calls, emails, handshakes and pats on the back as he continues conducting university business.
As Pogue winds down his time as Chief Gramblinite, Johnson Place, the president’s home for the last few years, is full of packed boxes and boxes being packed. Still, he continues his decades-old routine of waking up about 4:30 a.m., working out on the treadmill, checking emails and eating breakfast prepared by housekeeper Marian Crawford by 7 a.m. After spending some time with GSU’s first lady, Dorothy Pogue, his wife of more than 50 years, he kisses her gently and he is on his way to the office.
A lot of people have greeted him, some for the final time as he has been serenaded with care, concern and love. Being president requires travel, and just recently he has traveled to Washington, D.C., to represent Grambling State University.
The Pogues are leaving a memorable mark as they head into their next era of life.
Grambling State University Media Bureau
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