Public Information Office
SLU 10880 Hammond,
LA 70402 phone:
HEADS SOUTHEASTERN PHYSICAL PLANT
HAMMOND -- Byron Patterson has joined
the Southeastern Louisiana University staff as director of the Physical
Patterson comes to Southeastern after
a decade at Abilene Christian University, where he served as director and
assistant director of Physical Plant and director of Central Plant.
He also was employed at Texas Tech University and has 14 years of construction
experience. His honors include being named employee of the year at Abilene
Christian in 1998.
Patterson has a master's degree
in organizational human resource development, is a certified ASME code
pipe welder, and has a master plumber's license. He also holds a conflict
resolution graduate certificate.
The Texas native said he "absolutely
loves Louisiana" and is excited by Southeastern's vision and direction.
As director of the Physical Plant he said he wants to stress his personnel's
role in the recruiting process. First impressions, he said, play a major
part in a student's decision to enroll at Southeastern. "We want to be
very involved," he said.