From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice
Beginning Year 3 on the road again
Tuesday morning, I enjoyed a 7:30 AM interview with Tedd Dumas on his “Open Line” program that is broadcast over FM radio stations across central Louisiana. Following that interview, I welcomed to my office Alan English, President and Publisher of the Shreveport Times, and Tech alumna Kathy Spurlock, General Manager and Executive Editor of the Monroe News-Star. It was a pleasure and honor to have both of them on campus and it was great to have the opportunity to learn more about their business while catching them up on the latest Tech happenings and plans. I took them on a brief tour through Tech Pointe to show them some of the companies that are operating there as well as some of the exciting technologies being developed in our unmanned aerial vehicle laboratory.Tuesday afternoon, Kathy and I began another road tour and met with various alumni and business leaders in Alexandria, Lake Charles and Houston. While in Houston, I enjoyed spending some time with my sons and daughters-in-law. We were able to catch an exciting Astros vs Royals baseball game with Kyle and Ginger on Wednesday evening. I also got to have lunch and take a tour at the new ExxonMobil campus in The Woodlands on Thursday. That is truly a spectacular facility and a great place to work for so many of our alumni. Kathy and I enjoyed spending part of the Fourth of July weekend with our family before heading back to Ruston to get ready for next week’s road tour….