June 30, 2011

Aaron James Named Grambling State’s Interim Athletic Director

GRAMBLING, LA — Following the resignation of J. Lin Dawson, Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue has asked Aaron James Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies, to serve as Interim Athletic Director, effective immediately.

James, a 1974 graduate of Grambling and first round draft pick up of the Utah Jazz, has also served Grambling as assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Assistant Director of Athletics and Athletic Liaison for the Office of Development.

“I would like to thank Dr. Pogue for his confidence in me and I feel that as a Gramblinite and a former athlete it’s a great opportunity to head the department,” said James.

Dr. Pogue announced that a search committee will be named very soon to conduct a national search, assisted by an executive search firm for Dawson’s replacement. This search committee will be chaired by Dr. Steve Favors, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Promotions, Marketing and Advancement.

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