Grambling’s president resigns after less than year on the job _lowres

Willie D. Larkin

Less than a full year in the job, Grambling State University President Willie Larkin has resigned.

Larkin announced his resignation following an annual personnel evaluation at the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday. At the meeting, Larkin and the presidents of Louisiana Tech and the University of Louisiana at Monroe were all evaluated in executive session.

Cami Geisman, spokeswoman for the UL sytem, declined to comment. “The system doesn’t comment on personnel matters,” she said.

Larkin came to Grambling as chief of staff to the president of Morgan State University in Maryland. He started July 1, 2015.

Grambling, a historically black university in rural northern Louisiana, has about 5,000 students and 47 degree programs. It was founded in 1901.