Dr. Virinder K. Moudgil has been appointed as the next president of Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and will take office on July 1, 2012. “Dr. Moudgill has a strong record of leading exemplary academic progress and program development,” said Lloyd E. Reuss, chairman of the LTU Board of Trustees, in an e-mail to LTU students, staff, faculty and alumni. “He has led academic affairs as provost at Oakland University (OU) since 2001 and since 2008 has also been senior vice president for academic affairs. From 1994-2001, he chaired OU’s Department of Biological Sciences. He is an excellent communicator, and we anticipate that he will accelerate Lawrence Tech’s advancement and services to students and the professions across Michigan and the nation.” Dr. Moudgill was selected by Lawrence Tech’s Board of Trustees following a ten-month national search that attracted a large number of outstanding candidates. Current LTU President, Dr. Lewis Walker, led the university for the past six years and served as provost for twelve years prior to the presidency. Dr. Walker will continue for the next year as the university’s chancellor.