Stan Napper, Jack Thigpen Professor of Biomedical Engineering and dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected to serve as the university’s next vice president for research and development.
Pending approval from the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors, Napper will assume his new role as vice president on July 1, replacing Les Guice who will officially become Louisiana Tech’s 14th president on that same date.
Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice said Tuesday his team has a clear understanding of the challenges they face and a plan in place to meet those challenges.
“The wheels are already in motion, and we have great hope and optimism for the future,” Guice told about 800 people gathered in Tech’s Howard Auditorium for his official investiture as the university’s 14th president.
Ruston Main Street is soliciting Redevelopment Incentive Grant applications from downtown commercial building and/or business owners.
The Louisiana Main Street program is able to offer three types of competitive grants — a $10,000 grant for major projects, a $2,500 grant and a $500 grant for minor projects. Grants are available for either interior or exterior rehabilitation projects.