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Group wants GSU President Pogue gone

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News)-Some Grambling alumni are calling for the resignation of the university's president.

They say illegal drug sales, fighting, and unsafe and unsanitary facilities on campus and aren't being dealt with by university administration.

Nearly 50 alumni signed a letter addressed to the president of the University of Louisiana System saying the university is becoming unsafe.

They say they would like to help financially, but they have no faith in the university foundation that decides where donations are spent.

They're blaming President Frank Pogue....and are asking for his immediate removal.

"First of all the weight room, in its present condition is a safety hazard to not only the football team but other athletics that use the weight room," Kerry Briggs, a concerned alumni said.

GSU media relations spokesman Will Sutton says the allegations are unfounded and the group is misinformed.

He says the crime rate is no different than any other university and campus facilities may need upgrades, but they are not unsafe and unsanitary.

"And if the organization, either of them, would like to donate to the foundation, we will gladly accept their funds and gladly put the funds toward the project they would like," Sutton said. "But it is inappropriate for anyone to tell us where they would want to put their money and make the arrangements on their own. Property doesn't belong to them. It does not belong to us. It's the state's property."

In a response letter to the alumni group, the president of the Louisiana University System Sandra Woodley pledged her full support for Grambling's President Frank Pogue.

The alumni group sent another letter to Woodley saying they have always followed proper protocol, and they have no personal vendetta against President Pogue.

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