We are all deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Jimmy D. Long Sr. His 32- year tenure in the Louisiana legislature and lifelong commitment to higher education are legendary examples of service to our beloved state. He was an icon in every sense of the word.
We were honored to have Mr. Long and Ms. Dot visit our campus only two short months ago. While here, Mr. Long remarked, “What a lovely campus this is; I have really enjoyed the hospitality and my time here.”
The Grambling State University family and I offer our heartfelt condolences to Ms. Dot, Jimmy Long Jr, and Mr. Long’s family, friends and colleagues. He will truly be missed.
Richard J. Gallot, Jr., JD