Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Joseph Johnson
Dr. Johnson was the 3rd president of Grambling State Univ. In the span of 14 years, he brought a new dimension of progress & enhancement to the university, with a 10-point plan for improvement. He stabilized & doubled enrollment, strengthened the faculty & increased salaries, upgraded & beautified facilities & grounds, perfected a business mgmt. system that restored fiscal responsibility to an unprecedented level at the university, reopened & intensified communication with alumni & other external publics. Dr. Johnson was instrumental in spearheading the dialogue which led to a historic Consent Decree between the State of LA & the U.S. Government. As a result. Grambling's academic offerings were enhanced through the funding of new degree programs, which were initiated & subsequently accredited by state & national rating agencies. He exerted his influence through his affiliation w/ several major national higher education organizations, He was inducted into the History Makers Chicago, Illinois, SW Athletic Conf. Hall of Fame. Grambling Legend Hall of Fame, & was accorded the honorary title of President Emeritus at Grambling
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education.
Location. 32° 32.276′ N, 92° 42.823′ W. Marker is in Grambling, Louisiana, in Lincoln Parish. Marker can be reached from Legends Avenue (State Highway 149) 0.3 miles south of Interstate 20, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Legends Avenue, Grambling LA 71245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arthur D. Smith, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Dr. Earl Lester Cole (here, next to this marker); Dr. Alice Brown Smith (here, next to this marker); Dr. Leon Whittaker (here, next to this marker); Vernell J. Delafosse (here, next to this marker); Siscro McCarty (here, next to this marker); Rosetta Hill Days (here, next to this marker); Thomas Morehead (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grambling.
More about this marker. Located in the Grambling Walk of Fame/Legends Square.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.