Louisiana Tech will hold its fall commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Thomas Assembly Center.

Randy Moffett, the president of the University of Louisiana System and a Tech alumnus, will serve as commencement speaker.

Randy Moffett

Moffett was named ULS president in July, after serving seven years as the president of Southeastern Louisiana University at Hammond. Moffett served in a variety of capacities at Southeastern, including provost, vice president for academic affairs, vice president for planning, research and development; vice provost, dean, department head and professor in the College of Education; director of the division of continuing education and special activities; and assistant registrar.

Moffett graduated from Tech in 1969 and earned a master’s degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in 1971. He was awarded a doctorate in educational administration from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge in 1980 and received an honorary doctorate from the Ibero-American Council for Excellence in Education in 2007. He has also completed studies at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.

He also has served on the Board of Directors of the Hammond Chamber of Commerce and has been active with the United Way. He advocates student service learning and is the Vice Chair of Louisiana Campus Compact, a coalition of state college and university presidents committed to the civic purposes of higher education. Moffett is the only university president in Louisiana to serve on the President’s Leadership Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention.

Written by Judith Roberts