As of Friday, three individuals have thrown their names in the hat for the chance at being the next president of Louisiana Tech University.
Dan Reneau, who has served as Tech’s top leader for 26 years, announced in September that he will retire from the position effective June 30, 2013.
Les Guice, Tech’s current executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Tech, is one of those three candidates. During the first meeting of the presidential search committee in September, many members of the Tech community voiced support for Guice to fill Reneau’s spot.
After life as an employee in the forestry product service in Louisiana and then a white water rafting tour guide in North Carolina, Chatham resident and Louisiana Tech University alumnus, Jesse Wagner — known in Nashville by his stage name, Jess Wade — has signed a promotional deal with one of the biggest companies in the music world in Nashville, Tennessee, Makin’ Music.
“I was born Jesse Wagner and that is what they know me as in my hometown of Chatham just up the road,” he said.
In honor of the famous playwright William Shakespeare, the Louisiana Tech University Theater Department will present “Love’s Labour’s Lost” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Stone Theatre on Tech campus.