Flags at Half Staff
WHEREAS, Former Northwestern State University President, Dr. Randall J. Webb, died on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the age of 72;
WHEREAS, Dr. Webb served as president from July 1, 1996 to December 31, 2014, the longest tenure for a president in the history of Northwestern State;
WHEREAS, upon retirement, he was honored by the University of Louisiana system with the prestigious designation of President Emeritus of Northwestern;
WHEREAS, under Dr. Webb’s leadership, Northwestern experienced unprecedented growth in enrollment, major improvements to facilities, enhanced academic and athletic programs, and the most successful fund-raising campaigns in the history of the university
NOW THEREFORE, I, BOBBY JINDAL, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: As an expression of respect Dr. Randall J. Webb, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half staff over the State Capitol and all public buildings and institutions of the State of Louisiana until sunset on Monday, November 23, 2015.
SECTION 2: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until sunset, Monday, November 23, 2015, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 23rd day of November, 2015.
Secretary of State