Grambling in Lincoln Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Dr. Earl Lester Cole
Dr. Earl Lester Cole was a man of enormous integrity and credibility who devoted his entire professional career to Grambling State University spanning nearly half a century, and he also contributed much to the growth of the Grambling community. Earl Lester Cole's tenure at. Grambling began in 1936 as a science teacher; advancing through the ranks of the faculty becoming dean in 1946, and was appointed vice president in 1969. He was the last administrator hired by Charles P Adams. "Dean Cole,” as he was affectionately called even after assuming the vice presidency can be remembered for his active involvement in implementing.curriculum that is the basis for current academic offerings. Dean Cole was considered a true professional a good.administrator, and a truly outstanding man. Earl Cole also helped to spearhead the first voter registration drive in Lincoln Parish and he invested in and helped organize many Grambling businesses. His legacy is enshrined in the naming of the university's honors college the Earl Lester Cole Honors College.
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 Avnue, 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 Avnue, 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. Dr. Alice Brown Smith (here, next to this marker); Dr. Leon Whittaker (here, next to this marker); Arthur D. Smith, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Vernell J. Delafosse (here, next to this marker); Dr. Joseph Johnson (here, next to this marker); Siscro McCarty (here, next to this marker); Thomas Morehead (here, next to this marker); Henry Louis Dyer (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 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.