Dr. Leslie K. Guice will serve as Louisiana Tech University's 14th president.
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the selection of Guice Tuesday during a special meeting.
Guice will replace Dan Reneau who is retiring after serving 26 years as president.
Guice said "I am tremendously honored to have been selected to lead Louisiana Tech into the future." "The confidence that the Board has shown in me and the support I've received from the Tech family has been amazing and so very much appreciated."
He earned a bachelor of arts in architecture in 1976 and a master of science in civil engineering in 1978, both from Louisiana Tech. Guice went on to earn a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1986.
Guice also began his professional career at Tech as an assistant professor in the department of civil engineering and worked his way up to become dean of the College of Engineering and Science.
In addition to his other duties, Louisiana Tech appointed Guice its Executive Vice President earlier this year.
Guice will officially assume leadership on July 1, 2013.