Louisiana Tech Engineering and Science Foundation names new officers

Jul 28, 2009 | General News

The Board of Directors of Louisiana Tech’s Engineering and Science Foundation has elected its officers for 2009-2010. William R. Brown IV of Metairie, Louisiana, will serve as president and A.C. Hollins, Jr., of Las Vegas, Nevada, will serve as Vice-President.

Brown is the Vice-President of Tidewater Marine, L.L.C. In that capacity, he is responsible for the management of Quality Shipyards, L.L.C., as well as the overall management of the engineering and technical service group. He has over 30 years of experience in general management, administration, fabrication, marine operations and structural design engineering. He received his engineering degree from Louisiana Tech in 1975.

Hollins is the Director of Operations and Infrastructure for National Security Technologies, L.L.C. His areas of responsibilities include site operations, facilities, infrastructure and projects, engineering, technical services, and emergency services and support. He received his degree in engineering from Louisiana Tech in 1972.

The Foundation, which was founded in 1958, works to support the activities and programs of the university’s College of Engineering and Science and serves as an Advisory Committee to the Dean. It also helps to secure funds in several areas including scholarships, endowed Professorships and Chairs.

Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science is a nationally recognized leader in educational innovation whose goal is to become “the best college in the world at integrating engineering and science in education and research.” The College of Engineering and Science is one of twelve universities nation-wide to become affiliated with the Center for Advancement on Scholarship in Engineering Education (CASEE), a unit of the National Academy of Engineering.


Written by Catherine Fraser