Mr. Jimmy D. Long Sr. has served on the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System for 15 years, including two as Board Chair. His steadfast commitment to the Board and to higher education will be missed. He was passionate about Northwestern State University which was only a stone’s throw from his home. Mr. Long and I formed a friendship during my tenure as Louisiana Tech’s president and I share my deepest condolences with Ms. Dot, Jimmy Long Jr and all those who loved him.