Trustee, alumnus to be inducted into Hall of Fame


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (September 12, 2013) — Tuskegee University Board of Trustees member, Floyd Griffin, will become a part of Winston-Salem State University’s “Big-House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame Nov. 8. Griffin coached the university’s 1977 CIAA Football Championship Team. He and seven other inductees will be recognized during a ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Conference Center at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Griffin was named to Tuskegee’s board in 2011. He is the president and CEO of Slater’s Funeral Home Inc. in Milledgeville, Ga. In 1994, he was elected as senator for Georgia’s 25th District. In 2000, he became the first black mayor of Milledgeville and served until 2006.

Griffin is also a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter pilot, instructor pilot, aviation platoon leader and commander of a construction engineering company. When Griffin retired from the military as a colonel, he taught military science at Wake Forest University and Winston-Salem State University, where he was the offensive backfield coach for a football team that won back-to-back championships for two years.

Griffin holds a bachelor’s degree in building construction from Tuskegee University and a master’s degree in contract and procurement management from Florida Institute of Technology. He also has an associate’s degree in funeral service from Gupton Jones College. He is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. 

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