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Grambling president names committee to ‘bridge the gap’

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Written by University News

GRAMBLING — One of the first promises President Frank Pogue made to the university when he arrived on campus was that he would “bridge the gap between Grambling State University and surrounding communities.”

As Pogue put it, “there should be no gap or separation between the university and the community we serve.” Several initiatives have been implemented to achieve this goal.

Late last week the newly appointed regional advisory group known as the “University as a Neighbor Advisory Committee” held its inaugural meeting on the GSU campus.

Composed of representatives from surrounding communities, the committee will advise the university administration in a variety of ways.

“This group will be the university eyes and ears in the community, and will assist in the areas of student enrollment; enhancing the image of the university; keeping communities informed about university accomplishments, public relations;

community outreach efforts; identification of new and alternative access to funding opportunities; connecting with organizations and agencies; educational needs of the region, including K-12 initiatives; connecting with community leaders and elected officials; and enhancing relationships with regional churches and community organizations,” Pogue said.

This group will meet throughout the region at least quarterly and be invited to participate in various university activities.

During the inaugural meeting, committee members received presentations on the university’s mission and goals, organizational structure, budgetary challenges, planning process, updates on the “low completer” policy and the new LA GRAD Act, and initiatives to attract non-state tax financial assistance.

Written by demon53

April 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

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