Grambling State University President to Step Down Saturday

Horace A. Judson, president of Grambling State University in Louisiana, announced suddenly last week he was leaving his post effective this coming Saturday. He has served as president for the past five years.

Recently, both student and faculty groups had drafted petitions of no confidence in Judson. But neither petition had yet come to a vote.

However, the university’s board of governors stated in a press release that Judson was leaving on his own initiative because of an illness of a close family member.

Dr. Judson formerly served as president of Plattsburgh State University in New York. He is a graduate of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from Cornell University.