From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice

A new "Prez" and a final "Presents"

Jul 29, 2016 | Weekly Update

This week began for me in Baton Rouge as I had to attend various meetings. On Monday, we had a major research meeting related to a state-wide NSF grant on materials and manufacturing that includes several Tech faculty and students. I am proud of the leadership provided by our faculty in this major consortium project. On Tuesday, I attended the University of Louisiana System Board meeting in which my friend Rick Gallot was named Grambling State University President. I look forward to working with President Gallot to advance higher education in Lincoln Parish and the State of Louisiana. On Wednesday, I had two committee meetings at the Board of Regents including the Regents’ Support Fund Planning and EPSCoR committees. It was good to get back on campus Thursday to participate in the “Big Tech Welcome” to our final Orientation students and families. Each Orientation session this summer eclipsed previous year totals in attendance which gives us optimism for another great freshman class this Fall. Special thanks to our entire Admissions team and Orientation Student Leaders who made these sessions a huge success. They have truly been amazing in what they have accomplished! Hope you enjoy some of my favorite pictures for the week.
LA Capitol Building

Driving through Capitol Park on my way to Board meetings

Claiborne Office

Claiborne Office Building & home of Louisiana’s Higher Ed governing boards

Rick Gallot at ULS Board2

GSU President Rick Gallot interviewing before the ULS Board of Supervisors with large contingent of Grambling Family present

Jacob Day student poster at CIMM

Undergrad student Jacob Day from Plain Dealing presenting his research poster at Baton Rouge state-wide research meeting

Howard at Presents

Early arrivals for “Presents 2016” at Howard for final Orientation session this year

Becca Kleinpeter and parents

Orientation Student Leader Becca Kleinpeter is thrilled her parents came up from Baton Rouge to see “Presents”

OSL 2016 Presents

OSLs on Howard’s stage for final “Presents”

Orientation 4 in Tonk

Students gathering in the Tonk between preview sessions as Orientation 2016 comes to a close. Record participation and a great student body for the future.

curb painting

Curb painting underway across campus as we get ready for Fall

Lady in Quad

Our Favorite Lady

CIMM REU students and faculty

Visiting with students and faculty involved in a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Tech. Students from Connecticut to California came to work with our faculty.