Grambling State University, a historically black college or university (HBCU) located in Grambling, LA that boasts “where everybody is somebody” plans to announce its new leader as soon as the month of June, reports say.
University of Louisiana System President and Grambling Presidential Search Chair Sandra Woodley told The News Star, “It is critical that we do nothing to limit our choices and these extra two months are worth the potential delay to ensure that we give ourselves the best pool of candidates possible.”
“Therefore, it will be my recommendation that we shift the timeline by two months while still retaining the original goal to have the president begin work at Grambling as close as possible to the beginning of the fall term,” Woodley said.
According to The News Star many applicants are said to be quite worried about GSU’s unknown proposed budget and are holding their resumes because of it:
[quote_box_center]”Higher education is facing a possible loss of almost $400 million in FY 2015-16 that would equate to anywhere from a 40 percent to 60 percent loss of state funding for Grambling.”[/quote_box_center]
The News Star also confirms that the Presidential Search Committee will meet in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to receive a report from its search firm and consider a revised timeline that aims to name a new president in June.
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