Grambling president stepping down
GRAMBLING - After six years as president of Grambling State University, Frank Pogue announced Friday he planned to step down from the position at the end of June.
"A lot has been accomplished, and a lot of good things are still happening at Grambling State University," Pogue said in an emailed statement, "but it is time for someone else to lead this fine institution."
Grambling has faced funding challenges in recent years, with their state funding cut by more than 56 percent. Pogue said he would help the university with their transition to new leadership.
Pogue's tenure as president began as a temporary position in 2009 to help the university transition between leaders. Six months later he was permanently chosen for the position.
Pogue said he and his wife Dorothy planned to move back to their home in Delaware, where he would retire back to academic consulting.
"I promised Dot that this would be it," he said.
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