Black and Gold Facilities, Inc., Grambling State partner to deliver Student Services Center

Groundbreaking set for June 6, 2024, at 10 a.m.


Student service is a hallmark of the Grambling State University experience and is something the Black & Gold Facilities, Inc. plans to build on with the construction of a Student Services Center.


As the institution seeks to improve its essential student services, it is paramount to develop an infrastructure that enables broad outreach by leveraging the assets at its disposal to achieve an enhanced student life experience. As articulated by user stakeholders, the project mission is laser-focused on positioning students for perpetual success by providing centralized, essential student services and academic services that generate their individual success, iconic identity, pride of space, and enduring loyalty.


To make that happen, Grambling State partnered with Black and Gold Facilities, Inc. to build a Student Services Center that will strategically shape the functional and physical infrastructure. The structure will create a centralized, collaborative, and safe environment for co-working and learning, which will decidedly remove any operational hurdles and inefficiencies for students, faculty, and staff.


“Our new student services building will stand as a tangible representation of our dedication to fostering an environment where every student can excel and achieve their dreams,” said Grambling State President Martin Lemelle, Jr. “It is a notable investment from Black and Gold Facilities, Inc. into the vision of Grambling State University as we focus on forward progress.”


Located on the campus quadrangle in axis with Long Jones Hall, the project seeks to deliver a facility that embodies centralization and intentionality by enabling highly effective interpersonal interaction, engagement, and service delivery all within a common envelope. All resources in a centralized location will contribute to an enhanced experience for students. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, June 6, at 10 a.m.


“This planned student-centered development represents the beginning mark of a new reality for what’s possible at Grambling State University,” said Brandon A. Logan, Executive Director of Black & Gold Facilities, Inc.  “As we prepare for a strategic capital deployment to transform the built environment on campus, I want to assure our students and stakeholders that this architecture will be durable, efficient, and awe-inspiring.”




About Black and Gold Facilities, Inc.

Black and Gold Facilities, Inc. is dedicated to acquiring, renovating, constructing, and managing facilities on the campus of Grambling State University to enhance the student experience. Governed by the Louisiana Nonprofit Corporation Law, we strive to fulfill our mission with integrity and excellence by supporting programs and activities designed to advance, promote, or

otherwise benefit the University.


About Grambling State University

Combining the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college, Grambling State University fosters an environment where students develop into trailblazers, thought leaders, and innovators of the next generation.


As one of the country’s top producers of African American graduates in Computer Information Science, we take pride in preparing graduates who are unafraid to forge new paths and challenge what’s possible.


A historically black university founded in 1901 in Grambling, Louisiana, the institution offers 46 undergraduate and graduate academic programs on its 590-acre campus and is home to world-class athletics, an internationally renowned marching band, and vibrant student life. For more information, visit