Former Plattsburgh State President to Become Grambling’s Seventh President
BATON ROUGE, La.
Dr. Horace Judson, the former president of Plattsburgh State University of New York, has been named the next president of Grambling State University.
The board of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System made its selection after a four-month national search. Judson will assume the presidency on June 1.
Judson, a senior fellow at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, said he and his wife, Gail, are looking forward to joining the Grambling family.
“We look forward with great anticipation to joining Grambling and the University of Louisiana System. We look forward to becoming citizens of the great state of Louisiana,” Judson said. He and his wife have three daughters.
Judson, 62, was one of three finalists for the position. He and the other contenders — Ramapo College of New Jersey President Rodney Smith and Winston-Salem State University Provost Melvin Johnson — interviewed for the position in open session. They were among 49 higher education and business leaders who applied to lead the centuries-old historically Black university.
Judson received his doctorate in organic chemistry from Cornell University, served as a high-level administrator at California State University, Stanislaus and Morgan State University in Baltimore and also served as an assistant professor at Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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