Grambling State President To Step Down

The president of historically Black Grambling State University is stepping down from his position after five years with the university, effective October 31.

Dr. Horace A. Judson, the Louisiana university’s seventh president, said he is resigning for family reasons.

“When I began as president at GSU, I made a commitment to serve for five years. The extraordinary progress that has been achieved in every facet at GSU over the past five years has been validated. I believe that this is a good juncture for me to complete my tenure and focus on my family,” Judson said in a press release.

Under Judson’s presidency, freshmen ACT scores have improved and enrollment has stabilized. The university built Grambling’s Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology, new dormitories, a student union and other major facilities.