From the desk of President Leslie K. Guice

Before I Graduate

May 13, 2017 | Weekly Update

This was another full week of activities on the Louisiana Tech campus. I took some enjoyable walks around campus to chat with students, faculty and staff.  We also held numerous year-end events on campus, only a few in which I could participate. I also had the opportunity to thank some people for their contributions to Louisiana Tech – our student leaders and our faculty & staff. I love this time of the year. It is bittersweet as we see those who have been such a vital part of our institution move on to the next phase of their lives. But I also reflect upon how much better we are as an institution because of their service to Tech. Here is my week in pictures:

Bossier Mayor Lo Walker joins Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker and Bossier community leaders for a campus tour

Took Bossier leaders through some of our unique innovative spaces like the Thingery in University Hall


Speaking to Faculty & Staff Club for lunch on Monday

Speaking to Tech Leadership Council, a program focused on development of freshman leaders


Group pic with Tech Leadership Council

Hosting SGA and Union Board for a year-end “thank you” reception


New “Before I Graduate” wall in Tolliver, developed by TLC

Pleasant walks and noble trees


Pop-up shop visit with Marlon Watts & Nick Clark, a couple of student entrepreneurs

that charmed me in my college days


Tech ladies participating in Miss Louisiana 2017: Samantha Hawthorne, Anna Blake, Ana Deloach, Courtney Hammons & Eva Edinger


Talking to the ladies about some of my favorite Tech memorabilia


Dr. Roy Jones, National Director of the Call Me MISTER program at Clemson University, presents the program to my administration

Black Student Union President, Celeste Keys, presents a Founder Award to Tech alumnus & retired Eminent Professor Dr. Reggie Owens at the inaugural Gala


Appreciation to SGA Prez Mackenzie Potts

Appreciation to University Senate Prez Julie Rutledge


Thanking 2017 Faculty & Staff retirees for their combined 753 years of service


One of the CyberStorm 2017 teams competing in the Tonk


Tyler Johnson stops by to promote his new Calendar app


Cyber teams aren’t distracted from cyber attacks by blue lighting used in video production