Ribbon cutting postponed


Due to the weather anticipated from the Hurrican Isaac Grambling State University postponed its Grambling State University West Campus Annex ribbon cutting from Wednesday, August 29 to Wednesday, Sept. 5. The event will be held at 9 a.m.

“The addition of this campus is a historic and important event for the university, but we won’t proceed and put our university community or the general community at risk,” said President Frank G. Pogue. “We are working to make sure our Grambling family is safe in the coming days, and we look forward to seeing everyone on the morning of September 5.”

Pogue and a host of university alumni, Grambling city and Lincoln parish appointed and elected officials and others  will cut the ribbon unveiling the university’s newest campus for academic, housing and program expansion next week.

Presentations will illustrate how the university plans to use the campus for additional student housing options.  The ceremony also serves as a reminder of  how the university will continue its tradition of being an active, engaging and welcoming part of the Grambling-Ruston community. The university’s world-famous marching band will perform. 

Grambling west is located at 2776 Highway 150 in Ruston. The campus is about two miles from the main campus, near Hyatt Road and Highway 563. Look for a black fence and a large Grambling State University West Campus sign.

The newly acquired property, the former Ruston Developmental Center, was donated to Grambling State University through Senate Bill 583 (Act 236) of the 2012 session of the Louisiana Legislature. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Rick Gallot (District 29).

“I am inviting the entire community to one of the most important events at Grambling in recent years,” said Pogue. “This acquisition of 157 acres of land and 47 buildings will better serve our students, the region and nation with a sharper focus on academics and academic opportunities.”