Second Grambling Presidential Forum on June 9

BATON ROUGE – The search committee charged with finding a new president for Grambling State University will meet for a second time on campus next week to gather public input.


WHAT:  Grambling Presidential Search Public Forum

WHEN:  10 a.m., Wednesday, June 9, 2010

WHERE: Auditorium in School of Nursing Building on the Grambling campus


The purpose of the public forum is for the search committee to hear thoughts on desired qualifications for a new president directly from faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members.  Those who cannot attend can submit comments to the committee via email at


To watch video of the first public forum back in February, visit  For more information about the presidential search, visit


The 12-member Grambling Presidential Search Committee is comprised of University of Louisiana System Board Members Elsie Burkhalter, Edward Crawford, Mildred Gallot, Jeffrey Jenkins, Jimmy Long, Sr., D. Wayne Parker, Winfred Sibille, Student Board Member Brook Sebren and Grambling faculty representative Matthew Ware.  Grambling Student Government Association President LaMark Hughes and community representative Wilbert Ellis serve as non-voting members.  UL System President Randy Moffett is the non-voting chair.


Founded in 1901 as a private industrial school to educate African-American citizens in north central Louisiana, Grambling is a comprehensive university offering undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education programs.  Situated on a 370-acre campus in the small town of Grambling, the historically black university has almost 5,000 students.



EIGHT UNIVERSITIES STRONG: The largest higher education system in the state, the UL System enrolls almost 82,000 students at Grambling State University, Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.