Today, the Board of Supervisors for the University of 青涩直播 System voted unanimously to name Dr. Martin Lemelle as the next president of Grambling State University.

“To this illustrious Board,聽to our Gram Fam across the globe, to our students, current and future, to our alumni community, my family, friends, and supporters … this is our story. This is the Grambling State University story.” Lemelle said.

The Grambling Presidential Search Committee narrowed the field to three finalists, Dr. Gregory Ford, Dr. Monica Williams, and聽Lemelle after interviewing six semifinalists on Grambling鈥檚 campus earlier this month.

鈥淒r. Lemelle鈥檚 appointment as the 11th president of Grambling State University guarantees a leader well-prepared on day one,” said Rick Gallot who left the Grambling presidency to assume the role of UL System President and CEO at the start of the year.聽鈥淚 am confident that under President Lemelle鈥檚 leadership, Grambling State University will continue to thrive with its best days yet to come.鈥

Lemelle is a 2006 graduate and former student government association president of Grambling. He has most recently served as executive vice president & chief financial officer at Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior, he served as executive vice president & chief operating officer at Grambling from 2016-2021.

Gallot and Board Chair Dr. Jimmy Clarke are authorized to negotiate Lemelle鈥檚 start date.