Investiture set for President Guice

March 27, 2014






The investiture of Leslie K. Guice, Ph.D. and the official conferral of office and authority as the 14th president of Louisiana Tech University will take place on, April 8 in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts on the Louisiana Tech campus.


The public is invited to join Guice and the Tech community in Howard Auditorium for this historic event.


“President Guice’s official investiture will be a significant event in the history of the university,” said Corre Stegall, vice president of university advancement and chair of the investiture committee. “The official transfer of authority to Tech’s 14th president will be a beautiful, traditional ceremony. This is the 120th anniversary year of Tech’s founding and it speaks to the stability and quality of the leadership that there have been only 13 presidents who have served during that length of time. All alumni and friends of the university are encouraged to be a part of this event.”


University of Louisiana System President Dr. Sandra Woodley will execute the investiture of office while she and University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors Chair E. Gerald “T-Boy” Hebert will present the presidential medallion to Guice.


Guice assumed the presidency of Louisiana Tech on July 1, 2013, succeeding Dr. Daniel D. Reneau, who had led the university for 26 years and retired as the longest tenured president in the history of the institution.


Following a national search and a series of public forums and interviews, the University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Guice as Louisiana Tech’s 14th president in December 2012.


After graduating from Tech with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in civil engineering , Guice earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. His passion for teaching and education would earn distinction within the university and a number of accolades and leadership positions. Guice’s dedication to his students, colleagues and university would lead to his appointment as dean of the College of Engineering and Science.


Guice’s accomplishments and innovations as dean of the College of Engineering and Science would lead to his appointment as vice president for research and development in 2004 and adding the title of executive vice president in 2012. During his tenure as vice president and executive vice president, Tech significantly increased its innovation productivity and established strong industry partnerships for the commercialization of technologies.


The investiture ceremony will commence with an academic procession that includes delegates from other colleges and universities, as well as select faculty, student and administration delegates from Tech. The ceremony will include musical selections, greetings and comments from several university and community groups, the presentation of the symbols of office, the president’s address, and the singing of the Tech alma mater.


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