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April 10, 2014

 

Dr. Leslie K. Guice was invested Tuesday in Howard Auditorium as the 14th president of Louisiana Tech. He was presented the presidential medallion by University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley and UL System Board of Supervisors Chairman E. Gerald Hebert. – Photo by Derek J. Amaya

Dr. Leslie K. Guice was invested Tuesday in Howard Auditorium as the 14th president of Louisiana Tech. He was presented the presidential medallion by University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley and UL System Board of Supervisors Chairman E. Gerald Hebert. – Photo by Derek J. Amaya

Leslie K. Guice invested 14th president of Louisiana Tech

JARED KING
Staff Reporter

 

While it was raining outside, a new reign was beginning inside Howard Auditorium as Dr. Leslie K. Guice was invested as the 14th president of Louisiana Tech Tuesday.

 

“I am most honored to have the opportunity to lead Louisiana Tech University as its 14th president,” Guice said. “I am truly blessed to have inherited an institution that has been developed through visionary leadership, by deeply committed faculty and staff and with the support of loyal alumni and friends.”

 

Alumni, students and faculty gathered with distinguished guests from throughout Louisiana to witness the official installation of Guice into office and his presentation of the Chain of Office presidential medallion by University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley and the ULS Board of Supervisors Chairman E. Gerald Hebert.

 

Corre Stegall, vice president of university advancement and chair of the investiture committee, said Guice’s installation was a significant event in the history of the university.

 

“This is the 120th anniversary year of Tech’s founding,” Stegall said. “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.”

 

Guice assumed the presidency on July 1, 2013, succeeding President Emeritus Daniel Reneau, who led the university for 26 years and retired as the longest-tenured president in the history of the institution.

 

“There is no doubt in my mind that (Guice) possesses every one of the characteristics needed to be the president of Louisiana Tech,” Reneau said. “At Tech we like to say that what we do, we do with purpose, pride, honor and with passion and integrity. Les Guice possesses those qualities.”

 

Guice said that his goal is to provide students with an education that is second to none so they can succeed in life as well as in society.

 

“Tech’s success has always been measured by the success of its students,” Guice said. “We must always remember that Tech’s central purpose is to educate its students for success in life regardless of their majors, their career aspirations or their potential roles in society.

 

Our students will continue to be our first priority and we will continue to strive to provide them an education that is second to none.”

 

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