University President 1900 - 1938Following its establishment in 1898, Dr. Edwin Lewis Stephens became the University's first president in 1900 at the age of 27. He transformed an empty sugar cane field into a respected institution of higher learning. On January 1, 1901, he planted live oak trees on the new campus near this location. Over the years, acorns from these oaks were gathered and the seedlings they produced were planted across the growing campus. Dr. Stephens served as president for 38 years and the oaks have become a symbol of the University's strength and confidence in the future.
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|Date Added||Monday, December 18th, 2017 at 7:03am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 594417 N 3343189|
|Decimal Degrees||30.21656667, -92.01893333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 12.994', W 92° 1.136'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 12' 59.64" N, 92° 1' 8.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 120 E University Ave, Lafayette LA 70503, US|
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