August 20, 2012

Grambling State University West Campus Annex Opens August 29

University Officials, alumni and other officials hail expanded campus with 9 a.m. ribbon cutting, special announcements

GRAMBLING, La. – Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue, faculty, staff, students and many invited guests will cut the ribbon unveiling the university’s newest campus for academic, housing and program expansion, Grambling State University West Campus Annex.

The newly acquired property, the former Ruston Developmental Center, was donated to Grambling State University through Senate Bill 583 (Act 236) of the 2012 session of the Louisiana Legislature.  The bill was sponsored by Senator Rick Gallot (District 29).

“I am inviting the entire community to one of the most important events at Grambling in recent years,” said Pogue. “This acquisition of 157 acres of land and 47 buildings will better serve our students, the region and nation with a sharper focus on academics and academic opportunities.”

The formal ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on August 29, at 9 a.m. at 2776 Highway 150 in Ruston, LA, two miles west of New Rocky Valley Baptist Church. 

Meet the city, state and university officials who helped make this happen. Hear some of the history about the property. Find out how the university plans to use the campus for additional student housing options. Hear a vision about how the university will enhance its academic profile with this additional space. Learn how the university will continue its tradition of being an active, engaging and welcoming part of the Grambling-Ruston community.

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