Search Continues for Grambling President

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Grambling State University won’t have a new president anytime soon.

The HBCU announced an extension for its presidential search on Friday. The original October deadline has been extended until Spring 2015.

According to a press release, the Louisiana university has consulted a search firm with HBCU experience. The proposed timeline includes “an October committee meeting, a February preferred application date, semi-finalist interviews in March, and finalist interviews and selection in April.”

“We continue to move the process forward as quickly as possible given our extra diligence to get the most qualified search firm, and we are on track to ensure a comprehensive search for the new leadership.  My staff has been carefully reviewing search firms per the RFP [Request for Proposals] and working on the process to get to a contract as soon as possible,” Search Chair and University of Louisiana System President Sandra K. Woodley said in the press release. “We are also fortunate to have Grambling Interim President Cynthia Warrick onboard to address the many challenges facing the institution, and we are actively gathering input from various constituency groups to hear their thoughts and suggestions about Grambling’s future direction as well as desired characteristics of the next president.”

Warrick has been serving as interim president since President Frank G. Pogue announced his decision to retire June 30.

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