Southeastern NEWS Southeastern Louisiana University Public Information Office email@example.com SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402 504/549-2341/fax 504-549-2061 Date: 5/13/99 Contact: Christina Chapple 1 CUTLINES ... DEDICATING DYSON HALL Members of the family of the late Dr. Luther H. Dyson, Southeastern Louisiana University's president from 1953-1967, join President Sally Clausen in dedicating the university's Administration Building as Luther H. Dyson Hall. The dedication ceremony was held May 11 in adjacent Twelve Oaks, one of the 26 buildings built during Dyson's administration. A member of the Southeastern faculty for 22 years, Dyson, an Amite native, served as Southeastern's top administration for longer than any other president. In his remarks at the dedication, retired history professor C. Howard Nichols said Dyson "was the very embodiment of the gentleman scholar." Snipping a ribbon on a photograph of the newly-named building are, from left, Dr. Dyson's wife, Ruth Kemp Dyson; his daughters Dr. Connie Dyson Pirsig and Elizabeth Dyson Peyton and President Clausen.