GSU honors passing of third president

Grambling State University observed the passing of Dr. Joseph B. Johnson Sr., where the flag were flown at half-mast from 9 a.m. until sunset on Monday, January 8.

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards authorized university officials to lower the U.S. flag to half-staff in honor of the late third president emeritus, serving from 1977 until 1991.

The Grambling State Tiger Battalion gathered at the quadrat for the ceremony.

Dr. Johnson, GSU’s third president died Jan. 2 after a lengthy illness.

Johnson, succeeded Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, who served Grambling from 1936 until he retired. Heincreased student enrollment growth from 2,600 to a record-setting 7,000-student enrollment.

Dr. Joseph B. Johnson Sr.