October 6, 2010

Grambling State Sets Course for A New Beginning

Dr. Frang G. Pogue outlines course for a new beginning at fall convocation.

GRAMBLING, LA- “The university is ready to embark upon a new beginning by building on the many successes of the past,” explained Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue during his recent State of the University address at the Fall Convocation.

Dr. Pogue informed the university community of his priorities for the upcoming academic year, and senior administrators presented divisional accomplishments.

He also told university personnel, students and community members that Grambling State University continues to face some of the greatest financial challenges in the history of the institution.

In addressing these challenges, the university is actively engaging the university community in an inclusive planning process which touches every facet of the university and is designed to improve the overall viability and operational effectiveness of the university.

The president noted that the recently initiated LA GRAD Act is forcing Grambling State University and all public institutions in the state of Louisiana to compete with one another for dwindling state resources. “We have reached a point in which very good is not good enough. Excellence is not only an expectation but a requirement for the success of this institution,” said Dr. Pogue.

Dr. Pogue also explained that the university’s top five priorities for the 2010-11 academic year are:

  1. To enhance academic quality by building on the strengths and accomplishments of the university
  2. To develop and implement an Enrollment Management and Retention Plan
  3. To develop fundraising and friend-raising initiatives
  4. To improve campus facilities
  5. To enhance marketing and public relations efforts

Dr. Frank G. Pogue speaks before the crowd at fall convocation.


Director of Public Relations
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4268
100 Robinson Street
Grambling, LA 71245
(318) 274-2560 Office


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