Former Louisiana Tech University President F. Jay Taylor dies aged 87
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
, the current president of the university and vice president under Taylor, released a statement shortly after Taylor's death. He paid tribute to the former president, saying, "Dr. Taylor was a great leader and great president. I was privileged to serve seven years under him as vice president. A senior statesman and point guard in the Tech family has fallen, and we will miss him greatly."
While president of Louisiana Tech, Taylor worked on adding buildings to the site, as well as improving the school's athletics program. He said in a 2003 interview that "[his] goal was to help bring Louisiana Tech onto the national and international scene."
Taylor is survived by his wife, Lou. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.
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