We were in the Ruston courtroom of the Third Judicial (Lincoln, Union Parishes) District Court this afternoon, when a familiar local attorney appeared, and then disappeared into one of the buildings conference rooms – Rick Gallot.
That is not unusual, as we have often seen him representing criminal defendants in area parish courtrooms over the years.
What is different, is that he is the current President of Grambling State University (GSU), and has been since August 1, 2016.
A review of today’s criminal court docket showed that Gallot represents six clients on the court’s calendar.
See here the document.
To be fair, it appears that all the cases represented by Gallot appear to have arrest dates prior to his employment with GSU.
GSU has for years been beset with financial and academic issues.