President Larkin extends welcome

Dear Gramfam:      




On behalf of your administration, Happy 2016!      


2016 is an exciting time! Welcome back to ALL and welcome to the “Year of the Family” – Grambling’s Family! The Gramfam! As this New Year begins, I have sat quietly while deeply reflecting on Grambling’s rich and illustrious history. I’m so excited about Grambling’s future.


 To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton, who stated over 340 years ago, he was only able to see further because he stood on the shoulders of giants. As the 9th President of Grambling State University, I can now truly appreciate his meaning. Now, I can only see due to the blood, sweat, and tears of Grambling’s founding fathers and mothers and their relentless and selflessness in building a university of prestige, dignity, and glory which we ALL enjoy today – including the State of Louisiana and the entire nation.


I humbly invite each of you, my Gramfam, to truly be part of the family. We are Grambling…We are Family. This is the “Year of the Family.” Families work together. Families cultivate the soil. Families share in the learning. Families share in the teaching. Families live an unspoken pledge of loyalty to their family, through their actions and deeds. 


Join me in embracing a new day of prosperity for our number one priority for 2016—Grambling State University! 


With Great Enthusiasm, 

Willie D. Larkin, Ph.D. 

President, Grambling State University

(318) 274-6117

GSU Box 607