From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice
Week 6 Update
We have had a number of visitors so far this week. I appreciate the alumni who have come by to visit and offer their support for the university. We are fortunate to have people who are so passionate and committed to Tech. This gives me tremendous confidence about the future. Senator Mary Landrieu stopped by for a visit on Monday. We took her on a tour of Tech Pointe to meet with some of our partner companies. As Chair of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, the Senator was pleased to see all of our entrepreneurial activities including student-led or faculty-led businesses as well as more mature businesses headquartered elsewhere that have located operations in Tech Pointe to partner with the university. We were also able to show her our cyber security research, development, and education programs and labs. As Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security, the Senator has been heavily involved in shaping national cyber programs. On Tuesday, long-time friend of Tech and Congressman Rodney Alexander announced that he would not run for re-election to Congress next term. We deeply appreciate his strong support of Tech over the years. All of our congressional delegation play key roles in advancing higher education, and we are appreciative when we have the opportunity to interact with them to demonstrate how our faculty and students are contributing to national priorities as well as needs of the State. We had our last Orientation session for transfer students on Tuesday. It looks like a healthy increase in transfer students may be in store for the Fall. During that session, I had the opportunity to catch a photo with our very hard-working and energetic Orientation Student Leaders. A special word of thanks to these great student leaders for helping to build the pipeline of excellent students for Tech.