Martin Lemelle Appointed the Eleventh President of Grambling State University

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to name Dr. Martin Lemelle as the next president of Grambling State University.

“To this illustrious board, to our Gram Fam across the globe, to our students, current and future, to our alumni community, my family, friends, and supporters, this is our story. This is the Grambling State University story,” Dr. Lemelle said.

Martin Lemelle is executive vice president and chief financial officer at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has experience with Grambling State University as both an alumnus and the former executive vice president and chief operating officer. Dr. Lemelle has served as financial advisor and has overseen projects for organizations including the United States Senate, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, General Electric, Dean Foods, and Industrial Retail Group.

Dr. Lemelle received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Grambling State University, an MBA from George Washington University, and an executive doctorate in business administration from the SKEMA Business School in Paris, France.

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