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Reneau named President Emeritus of La. Tech

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BATON ROUGE, La. – The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System Tuesday named Daniel Reneau President Emeritus of Louisiana Tech University.  Reneau retired from Louisiana Tech in June after serving 46 years, including 26 years as President.

An emeritus position is one of the highest academic honors awarded to professors and administrators - usually on the occasion of their retirement.  While campus presidents can bestow an emeritus title to a university employee, a president emeritus title must be recommended by the University of Louisiana System President and approved by the Board.

"The impacts that Dr. Reneau has had on both Louisiana Tech University and the higher education community in Louisiana over the past 26 years are simply remarkable.  Under his leadership, he has transformed Louisiana Tech into a top tier academic and research institution, and a university that the entire State of Louisiana can be proud of.  What he has achieved in his career as an education leader, a statesman, and a mentor to university administrators throughout our state has earned him a place among the most successful and respected figures in the history of Louisiana higher education.  I can think of no one who is more deserving of the emeritus honor," said current Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice.

"There are few easy decisions for a system president to make, but when Dr. Guice approached me about awarding emeritus status to Dr. Reneau, there was no hesitation.  This is not just a chance to honor his many years of service, but an opportunity to reward his visionary leadership.  So it is my distinct honor to formally recommend Dr. Daniel Reneau for this prestigious, and very much deserved, designation," said UL System President Sandra Woodley.

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