March 5, 2013

Pogue to Speak at Presidential Inauguration of Grambling Alumna

Grambling State University president scheduled to speak at Thursday inauguration of Monroe native Cynthia Jackson-Hammond in Ohio

Grambling, LA - Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue is scheduled to speak at the inauguration and investiture ceremony of Central State University President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond on Thursday (March 7) at 11 a.m. in the Paul Robeson Cultural Arts Center at Central State in Wilberforce, OH.

The inauguration of the first woman president in Central State’ s 126-year history will include a formal procession of trustees, distinguished guests and delegates representing universities from throughout the country, students, faculty, staff and alumni. Pogue will speak, recognizing Jackson-Hammond as an accomplished academic, a native of Monroe, La., and an alumnus of Grambling State University. Pogue will also bring greetings from all higher education presidential colleagues.

The Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine recently announced the selection of Jackson-Hammond as one of 25 women nationwide who will be profiled in its second annual Women’s History Month edition, scheduled to be released on March 14. She is being recognized for her contributions throughout her career, and in particular as the first woman president in the university’s 126-year history. Jackson-Hammond was named the eighth president of Central State University on July 1 (2012). She received a doctorate degree in education from Grambling State University in dual cognate areas: curriculum and instruction and student personnel services and a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University.

"Cynthia Jackson-Hammond is one of Grambling State University’s brightest stars," said Pogue. "It’s a testament to her education here and her commitment to our university and education that this magazine has honored her. It’s my pleasure to attend and speak at her inauguration."

Founded in 1887, Central State University academically prepares students with diverse backgrounds and educational needs for leadership and service in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world. The University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond
Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond

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