Grambling State University Appoints Kellye Blackburn Director of Career Services

New Hire Brings International Experience to the Position

Kellye Blackburn, Director of Career ServicesGRAMBLING, La. – August 19, 2020 – Today, Grambling State University announced the appointment of Kellye Blackburn as Director of Career Services.

“Grambling State continues to seek the best of the best for our team,” said President Rick Gallot. “Ms. Blackburn’s background, experience and education will allow us to reach out and develop new opportunities for our graduates.”

About Kellye Blackburn
Blackburn spent the past nine years in Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the Senior Manager of Employability and Alumni Relations at Abu Dhabi University and as a Senior Specialist Career Services for the Higher Colleges of Technology.

The Atlanta, Georgia, native holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Spelman College, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, and a Professional Diploma in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. In 2019, she was selected to participate in a summer leadership program at the Al Maktoum College in Dundee, Scotland.

Prior to living in the UAE, Blackburn served as the Director of Career Planning and Placement for Non- Business Majors and also as the Assistant Dean of Campus Life at Morehouse College.

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About Grambling State University 
Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901 that combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college. This combination enables students to grow and learn in a serene and positive environment. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. A member of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. With a longstanding tradition of excellence, Grambling State University continues to emphasize the value and importance of each student, exemplified by our motto: Where Everybody Is Somebody. For more information, visit

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