Daniel Reneau

Louisiana Tech University President Daniel Reneau says he will retire at the end of June 2013.

He's been with the university 50 years as a student and educator, and served 26 years as president — the longest anyone has held the job.

Reneau announced his plans Tuesday during the university's fall faculty and staff meeting. He says he will continue to support Tech in a number of ways, including setting up an advisory and advocacy "think tank" within the Louisiana Tech University Foundation.