His 46-year tenure at the University began in 1963. He became vice president for Student Affairs in 1974, and held the position until his 2009 retirement.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been monitoring the path of Hurricane Rita and has decided to close its campus at 12 :30 today and remain closed until Monday, September 26. University officials encourage everyone to remain alert to local directives regarding preparations for the storm. Essential university personnel will remain on the job until further notice. At this time, the university plans to resume classes and operations on Monday. Please continue to call this hotline at 482-2222 for any further updates during the upcoming days. Because students will now have missed two Monday-Friday classes due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, this Friday’s classes will be made up during Fall Break on Thursday, October 13.