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.
McNeese State University will be closed on Wednesday.
Essential personnel in critical areas were notified Tuesday by their supervisors if they are to report to work on Wednesday. Students and all other personnel are strongly encouraged to stay off roadways.
A decision about re-opening on Thursday will be made by 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Housing, Rowdy's Cafeteria and the Convenience Store will remain open for resident students.
The Southern University System is shutting down campuses in advance of the storm.
The system announced that Southern University-New Orleans has canceled all remaining classes Monday and will remain shuttered through Wednesday. SUNO is evacuating 90 students living in residential facilities to the system's Baton Rouge campus.
Meanwhile, the Baton Rouge campus won't hold classes Tuesday and Wednesday, the system announced.
Given the projected path and strength of Tropical Storm Isaac, the University of New Orleans will cancel all classes beginning at noon today, and all non-essential personnel are released at this time.
Campus will officially close at 4:30 p.m. today and will remain closed at least Tuesday and Wednesday. Please continue to monitor your e-mail, the UNO website, social media and local news media reports for updates on when UNO will reopen campus and resume classes.
You may also call the UNO main switchboard at (504) 280-6000 or 1-888-514-4275 to receive updates.
UNO history professor Connie Zeanah Atkinson and WWNO’s Fred Kasten teamed up earlier this month to help produce the 12th annual Satchmo Summerfest seminars, held Aug. 4-8 at the Old Mint, Louisiana State Museum, during the annual Satchmo Summerfest Festival. They worked together with Tulane University’s Bruce Raeburn and historian Jon Pult, as well as Marci Schramm, executive director of French Quarter Festivals, Inc.