A list of major activities and accomplishments for Dr. Cynthia Warrick since time at GSU

Below is a list of mayor activities and accomplishments of Dr. Cynthia Warrick, the interim president of Grambling State University from July 1 though November 2014.

  1. Student and Athletic event participation and promotion.
    1. GSU New Student Orientation
    2. Meetings with Student Government Association Leaders (individual & groups)
    3. Meetings with undergraduate and graduate students (individual & groups)
    4. Athletic Events (football, volleyball, basketball)
    5. CIEE International student meetings
    6. Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards & Atlanta Alumni meetings
    7. College Football Hall of Fame
    8. Freshman Candlelighting Ceremony
    9. NCAA President Orientation Team Visit
    10. IAP Network Meeting (International Student recruitment)
    11. Founder’s Day events
    12. Domestic Abuse Resistance Team Leadership meeting
    13. Gramblinite interviews
    14. Career Closet
    15. Lonnie Smith Career Fair
    16. Honors College Induction ceremony
    17. Student Town Hall
    18. SWAC Presidents’ Council meetings
    19. University Choir Fall Concert
    20. TMCF Gala
  2. GSU Administrative and Faculty Meetings
    1. Faculty Senate Leadership Meeting
    2. Faculty Senate General Membership Meeting
    3. Meetings with Deans and Directors
    4. Meetings with Athletic Team Coaches
    5. Meetings with Campus Ministries
    6. Meetings with Band Director
    7. Meetings with Career Services
    8. Meetings with Campus Police Department
    9. Army ROTC meetings
    10. History Department Meeting
    11. Kinesiology Department Meeting
    12. Mass-Comm Department Meeting
    13. Political Science & Public Administration Department Meeting
    14. Visual & Performing Arts Department Meeting
    15. Music Department Meeting
    16. All Hands Recruitment Meeting
    17. Child Development Center Meeting
    18. BSN & MSN Faculty meetings
  3. GSU Alumni meetings for recruitment and fundraising activities.
    1. Grambling National Alumni Association Convention – Shreveport
    2. Grambling Legends Meeting and Gala
    3. Grambling High Foundation Board
    4. Washington DC Alumni picnic and meetings
    5. Dallas Alumni events and meetings
    6. Ouachita alumni events and meetings
    7. Bienville Parish Alumni, Arcadia Mayor reception
    8. Homer Mayor and Alumni reception
    9. Natchitoches Alumni meeting
    10. Grambling Foundation Board meetings
    11. Grambling Area Ministers Brunch
    12. Little Rock College Fair and Alumni meeting
    13. GUNAA Homecoming Golf Tournament
    14. Baton Rouge Alumni meeting
    15. LSU Board Chair meeting
    16. Grambling Retired Teachers meeting
    17. DLW Foundation Scholarship Gala – Houston
    18. Birmingham Alumni meeting
  4. Student scholarship development.
    1. Tom Joyner Foundation (pending Community College partnership)
    2. Thurgood Marshall College Fund (received $162,000 plus)
    3. Mrs. Bernadeen Coleman ($100,000)
    4. Alumni Endowments (various donors)
  5. Initiated and established relationships with Local, State, Regional and National Legislative and Governmental representatives to support program and funding initiatives.
    1. State Representative & State Senator meetings
    2. US Senator and Representative meetings
    3. Participate in University of Louisiana System Board and Committee Meetings.
    4. Meetings with Louisiana Governor’s Senior Administrative Team
    5. North Louisiana Economic Partnership Legislative Meeting
    6. Legislative Auditors Meetings
    7. Meetings with Grambling Mayor and City Council
    8. Governor’s Education Policy Director
    9. State Department of Education Superintendent
    10. Lincoln Parish Superintendent
    11. Bienville Parish Superintendent
    12. Lincoln Parish Homeland Security & Governor’s Homeland Security
    13. Ruston District Attorney meeting
    14. Louisiana State Board of Nursing meetings
    15. Louisiana Board of Regents Capital Outlay team visit
    16. Claiborne Parish Superintendent
    17. Ouachita Parish Superintendent
    18. DeSoto ISD Superintendents meetings
    19. Grambling Legends Square Groundbreaking
    20. Arcadia Events Center Open House
  6. Initiated and developed relationships with businesses and companies to establish student and alumni internships, co-ops, and employment.
    1. Meetings with National Medical Association Regional Members, Shreveport
    2. Independence Bowl and Shreveport Sports Authority
    3. Heery International Architects
    4. Community Trust Bank President meeting
    5. Bank of Ruston President meeting
    6. Coca Cola – Atlanta
    7. PepsiCo – Dallas
    8. Priority Payment Systems – Atlanta
    9. AT&T – Shreveport
    10. Revere Technologies – Birmingham
    11. Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourism Dept.
    12. Entergy – Jackson, MS
    13. CenturyLink – Monroe
    14. Computer Science Corporation – Bossier City
    15. Xerium Open House – Ruston
  7. Initiated and developed relationships with non-governmental organizations to facilitate collaborative and fundraising opportunities with GSU.
    1. Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Laymen’s Scholarship Program
    2. United Way of Northeast Louisiana partnership meetings
    3. Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention Retreat
    4. Tom Joyner Foundation
    5. Lewis Temple CME Church
    6. Lincoln Parish Health Foundation
    7. Career Compass meeting
    8. Rotary Club meeting
    9. Boys & Girls Club Gala
  8. Media Interviews
    1. KTVE Morning Show and Louisiana Times Show
    2. KNOE TV Interview
    3. KGRM Interviews
    4. Gramblinite
    5. USA Today
    6. Monroe News Star
    7. HBCU network
  9. Developed matching fund relationships with private sector industries and organizations for the State of Louisiana WISE (Workforce Innovation for a Stronger Economy).
    1. GUNAA – $30,000
    2. Aramark – $25,000
    3. Grambling Legends – (pending $50,000)
    4. CenturyLink – $10,000
    5. Revere Technologies – $1,000
    6. AT&T – (pending $15,000)
  10.  Established relationships with Universities, Community Colleges and High Schools for Recruitment and other collaborative activities.
    1. Established relationships with Universities, Community Colleges and High Schools for Recruitment and other collaborative activities.
    2. Bossier Parish Community College Leadership Team Meetings
    3. Louisiana Tech Leadership meetings
    4. Delta State Community College Leadership Meetings
    5. Meharry School of Medicine Leadership meetings
    6. Scotlandville Magnet School of Excellence
    7. Visited all High Schools & Superintendent in Natchitoches
    8. City of Grambling / Morehouse School of Medicine Health Project meeting
    9. LSU Cyber Meeting
    10. DeSoto Middle & High School visits
    11. Birmingham High School visits
  11. Established relationships with Federal Agencies and Research Universities for collaborative activities to enhance GSU research, academic program development and graduate and professional school admissions and recruitment.
    1. National Science Foundations
    2. National Institutes of Health
    3. US Dept. of Homeland Security – TSA
    4. US Dept. of Education – White House Initiative on HBCUs
    5. US Dept. of HUD – University partnerships

This information was provided by Ebony Wilson, the Student Government Association Vice President.