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.
Students at the University at Louisiana at Lafayette are being welcomed back to campus as courses are set to begin Aug. 21.
Welcome Week starts Sunday with a barbecue at the band field behind Angelle Hall. The barbecue, sponsored by United Campus Ministries, starts at 5 p.m. and is open to all students.
On Monday students will be greeted with doughnuts and fruit at the corner of Rex Street and St. Mary Boulevard. University administrators, coaches and student leaders will be handing out the treats from 8 to 10 a.m.
Other plans throughout the week include a Greek Affairs giveaway on Rex Street Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with a Dive-In movie set for 7:30 p.m. at the Student Aquatic Center. On Wednesday starting at 10 a.m. students can learn about campus organizations at Get on Board Day in the Quad.
Lastly, on Friday, students, faculty and staff can enjoy free breakfast in the Quad at 7:30 a.m. followed by a block party on Rex Street from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more on these activities, call 482-6944.