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Louisiana Tech adds three-time LSU-Shreveport Professor of the Year to staff

– Hogue to coordinate, advance Tech’s Shreveport/Bossier City programs and services –

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Wayne Hogue, former instructor of management and three-time Professor of the Year at LSU-Shreveport, as Coordinator of Programs – Shreveport/Bossier City and Professional-in-Residence at Louisiana Tech University.

As Coordinator of Programs and Professional-in-Residence, Hogue will be responsible for working with Louisiana Tech’s academic units to assess the needs for academic programs in the Shreveport/Bossier City area in order to meet the workforce development needs of the region.  He will also assist in the marketing and advancement of Louisiana Tech’s academic programs and services in Shreveport/Bossier City; teach courses in management, leadership, and entrepreneurship; and serve as an advisor to students.

Wayne Hogue

Hogue will report directly to Louisiana Tech’s Executive Vice President and Vice President of Research and Development Dr. Les Guice, in coordination with Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School Dr. Terry McConathy.

“I care very deeply about Shreveport, Bossier City, and all of north Louisiana,” said Hogue.  “This is my home and the people here are like family.  There is nothing I want more than our future to be prosperous, bright, and overflowing with opportunity.  We have incredible undeveloped and untapped potential here, so I am thrilled to now be a part of Louisiana Tech’s commitment to address our unmet higher education and economic development needs.”

During his tenure at LSU-Shreveport, Hogue created and directed the Leadership and Education Development (LEAD) program – a nine-hour leadership certification program which seeks to promote and facilitate the development of ethical, honorable, and trustworthy “Leaders of Character.”  He also taught classes in leadership, business, ethics, entrepreneurship, and small business management as well as serving as director of LSU-Shreveport’s Internship Program and an advisor for students in the College of Business.

“Wayne is a highly respected and accomplished educator with a passion for guiding his students toward success and achievement,” said Louisiana Tech President Dan Reneau.  “As an advocate for higher education in north Louisiana, he shares our vision for the future and our commitment to creating new opportunities for the entire region.  We are excited to have someone of his caliber join the staff of Louisiana Tech.”

Hogue received a number of honors and awards while at LSU-Shreveport including being named the Professor of the Year by the student body in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  From the administration, he received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow Award in 2011, the College of Business Teaching Award in 2008, and the College of Business Service Award in 2006.

Hogue’s service to and connections in the Shreveport/Bossier City communities are also extensive.  He serves on the Advisory Board of the Shreveport/Bossier Imperative for Higher Education and is a member of the Rotary Club of Shreveport and the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA.)

Hogue said he is already developing strategies to actively engage numerous sectors and industries in the community including arts and entertainment, business, construction, education, government, hospitality, logistics/transportation, military, manufacturing, medical, natural resources, non-profit, technology/cyber, and tourism.

“Louisiana Tech is a home-grown, world-class university that has been contributing to our community for a long time with little or no recognition,” Hogue said.  “Tech has every program and expertise that Shreveport-Bossier City needs and they are fully committed to the I-20 Corridor Vision because all boats rise with the tide.

“Louisiana Tech is our north Louisiana mini flagship university.  If we are to advance, education is critical and Tech will be the driving force of the kind of education we must have in Shreveport and Bossier City.”

Hogue earned an M.B.A. from LSU-Shreveport in 2003 and a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech in 1992.