The board of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System unanimously voted to appoint Rick Gallot as its new system president. Gallot is replacing Jim Henderson, who was named president of Louisiana Tech.
Since 2016, Gallot has been president of Grambling State University. He previously represented Grambling and northeast Louisiana in both the state Senate and House of Representatives.
“I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to serve the students, faculty, staff, and board of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System,” Gallot said. “The sense of Systemness created by Dr. Henderson is something I look forward to carrying on by leveraging the collective strength of 90,000 students as the driver of higher education in the state of Louisiana.”
President Gallot is a 1987 graduate of Grambling State University. He earned a juris doctorate at the Southern University Law Center in 1990. He is currently pursuing a doctorate of organizational leadership from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida.