McNeese State University College of Science Dean George Mead, from left, and Dr. B.E. Hankins, retired provost and vice president for academic affairs and himself an emeritus honoree, present Dr. Kalil P. Ieyoub, retired chemistry professor, chemistry department head, dean of the college of science and vice president for administration and student affairs at McNeese, with a certificate honoring him as Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Kalil P. Ieyoub, retired chemistry professor, chemistry department head, dean of the college of science and vice president for administration and student affairs at McNeese State University, was recently honored by the university with Professor Emeritus status.
A native of Lake Charles, Ieyoub received his Bachelor of Science degree from McNeese and both his Master of Science and doctorate degrees in organic chemistry from Louisiana State University.
In 1959, Ieyoub joined the faculty of McNeese as a chemistry lab instructor and advanced to professor rank in the chemistry department in 1971. During his distinguished career, he became head of the department in 1980, dean of the college of science in 1987 and vice president for administration and student affairs in 1988 until his retirement in June 2011. He continued to earn exemplary marks for his classroom teaching throughout his career and remained involved with scholarly work.
His dedication and commitment to student learning, student life, faculty and staff development, and the university provided the foundation for the numerous positive initiatives he implemented to improve the campus and learning environment. Ieyoub's leadership and service have had a lasting positive impact on the university.
He served as president of the Louisiana College and University Student Personnel Administrators, chaired numerous university, community and state committees and received several local, state and national grants for his chemistry research as well as national grants for the university to study alternatives to alcohol and drugs on campus.
Emeritus status is specifically granted to honor retired faculty and administrators who have made distinguishing professional contributions and have served significant portions of their careers at McNeese. Only a select few receive this recognition for their service to the university.