Grambling State Announces Founders Week 2019 Events


Campus and community to celebrate “Generations of Innovation” September 23-27, 2019 


GRAMBLING, LA — September 17, 2019 – Today, Grambling State University announced a series of Founders Week events that will honor the University’s influential leaders and its 118-year history.  

“Founders week is an important opportunity to connect our students with our world-changing legacy and the leaders who helped make us a global impact center and brand,” said University President Rick Gallot.  


The week’s events will include a series of ceremonies, service opportunities, and education events for students, campus, and communities. Included in the lineup is the annual Founders Week Convocation featuring Central State University President, Dr. Cynthia Jackson as this year’s keynote speaker. 


Founders Week Events 


Founder’s Week Breakfast 
Monday, September 23 at 8 a.m.  
Black & Gold Room
Ticket $12 | Table $120
To purchase tickets, contact Rose Wright by email at or by phone at 318-274-2217. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 


Founder’s Week Bust Ceremony  
Monday, September 23 at 10 a.m. 
Procession to the Founder’s Bust immediately following breakfast 


Campus Convocation: Founder’s Week
Dr. Cynthia Jackson, President of Central State University to Keynote 
Tuesday, September 24 at 11 a.m. 
Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center 
This event will stream LIVE on Youtube & Facebook!


During Founders Week, the University will also feature a luncheon for employees who invest in its third Bring it Home Campaign, which has raised more than $2.5 million in three years. All employees will join President Gallot and student performance groups Wednesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. in the Black and Gold Room.  

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Grambling State University, located in Grambling Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901. The University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The 590-acre campus offers 42 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Grambling State University is a member of the University of Louisiana System. For more information visit