Historically Black Grambling State University Calls Off Presidential Search

Grambling State University in Louisiana has called off its presidential search. It appears that interim president Frank G. Pogue has impressed almost every constituency of the campus community, including the university’s governing board. Pogue was appointed to the position in December after Horace Judson abruptly resigned due to what was reported as an illness of a close family member.

Dr. Pogue has nearly a half-century of experience as a faculty member and administrator in higher education. Most recently, he was president of Chicago State University. Previously, he served for 11 years as president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Alabama State University, Dr. Pogue holds a master’s degree from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh.

It is unclear whether the University of Louisiana system will ask President Pogue, now 71 years old, to stay on in the position permanently or if the board will simply ask him to continue serving on an interim basis for the foreseeable future.