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Edwards cuts ribbon at new La. Tech facility


Gov. John Bel Edwards led a group of local and regional dignitaries in officially opening the Louisiana Tech University Academic Success Center located on the Cyber Innovation Center campus.

Edwards told a large group that turned out for the ribbon cutting ceremony that he had several planned appearances in the Shreveport-Bossier City area today, “But it’s fitting that I begin my several stops at an academic success center.”

Tech’s AEP Foundation Cyber Training Center is in the forefront of amazing opportunities, Edwards said.

“Education is synonymous with opportunity...improving educational outcomes, promoting workforce training and development and helping veterans transition back into civilian life,” the governor said.

Edwards said no state in the nation is doing more than Louisiana on cyber security. He reminded the crowd that the nation’s first four-year degree program in cyber engineering began at Louisiana Tech.

Tech President Dr. Les Guice said the success center is “...much a cooperative as I can imagine, a public-private partnership truly.”

Guice said partners including Tech, CIC, Bossier City and Parish, Bossier Parish Community College along with corporate partners AEP and CSRA give students an avenue to success that will be the result of strategic investments over the past decade.

To learn more about the Tech success center, please visit

Governor John Bel Edwards (center) and Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker join other dignitaries to officially open Tech's new Success Center.


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