Newly appointed Grambling State University President Rick Gallot isn’t letting grass grow under his feet when it comes to naming his administrative team.
Gallot, who took office Aug. 1, has named Ellen Smiley interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective immediately. The appointment was Gallot’s first rebuilding decision.
Like Gallot, Smiley is a GSU alum. She’s been on the university faculty since 1991, rising through the ranks from an assistant program coordinator with Earl Lester Cole Honors College to honors college dean.
Lincoln Parish emergency responders got a taste of what measures would need to be taken if a major incident was to happen along Interstate 20 during a Waste Isolation Pilot Program Training and Exercise held Thursday.
Those involved ranged from law enforcement and fire personnel to the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and students from Louisiana Tech University.
Lincoln Parish Director of Homeland Security Kip Franklin kicked off the event just before 9 a.m. by calling 9-1-1 to inform the dispatchers of the accident that had occurred.