GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News) The newly appointed president of Grambling State University is getting a green light to eliminate unnecessary positions.
Earlier this month, President Willie Larkin requested a state of exigency for the university's now defunct undergraduate nursing program. Thursday the University of Louisiana System approved the request, which will allow Larkin to layoff the program's faculty.
GSU's masters nursing program remains intact.
Meanwhile, a lawsuit has been filed in federal court, on behalf of a current student, against the Louisiana State Board of Nursing whose decision led to the closing of the undergraduate program.
The state system also approved demolition of the natatorium as part of an intramural center expansion project at GSU.