Former Senator Gallot named Grambling president
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors announced that the tenth president of Grambling State University will be former Louisiana Senator and State Representative Richard J. Gallot Jr.
Gallot is a 1987 GSU graduate where he earned a bachelor of arts in arts history and a 1990 Southern University Law Center graduate.
From 2000 to 2012, Gallot held the District 11 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He served three terms in the house before winning his first term in the senate.
“My lifelong roots in the Grambling community, combined with my record of serving this university and community as an attorney, city councilman, state representative, and state senator provide the type of leadership needed at this critical time. I do believe the core and brand of GSU remain strong and with the right leadership, we can achieve the stability and growth that we all know is possible. Higher education in Louisiana faces challenges unlike any time in our past.”
Gallot and wife, Christy, have four sons. He is the son of former Grambling mayor, Richard Gallot Sr., and Dr. Mildred Gallot.