It was a big change from morning to afternoon. Nearly a hundred people showed up for the public hearing at Louisiana Tech University’s (LTU) Student Union where the University of Louisiana System (ULS) Board of Supervisor’s Search Committee held the first of several meetings to find a new president for the school.
It appeared that Tech Vice-President for Research and Development Les Guice was the overwhelming choice of the people present.
About fifteen speakers repeated their support for Guice, saying that he could best build upon the stability that outgoing president Dan Reneau has provided for the past twenty-five years.
Typical of the comments was that of Benny Denny, Bank of Ruston CEO, and president of the LTU Foundation, who noted that Tech, “has literally become the gold standard of the University of Louisiana System.” He added that Tech’s culture needed to be continued. Said Denny, “We don’t need to change that recipe, we need to perpetuate it with stability and leadership.”
Austin Vining, a student from Minden, said that the student body wanted to see a continuation of the progress Reneau had made during his tenure.
See here the process, some qualifications, and a proposed timeline: