Notable Alumni

(l. to r.) Tom Ray, chair of Construction Management & Industrial Engineering, Maj. Gen. William G. Bowdon, LSU Foundation president and CEO, LSU Chancellor Michael V. Martin, Art Favre, David Constant, interim dean of the LSU College of Engineering.

BATON ROUGE – Art E. Favre has pledged $1.2 million to establish an endowed chair for the benefit of the Department of Construction Management and Industrial Engineering, or CMIE, at LSU in the College of Engineering. Once matched with state funds of $800,000, the chair will total $2 million.

The Art E. Favre Industrial Construction Chair will enhance educational quality and research in the field of industrial construction management. Favre’s leadership gift represents the largest commitment to the department from an individual. Leading comes naturally to him. Favre is a 1972 LSU graduate in construction – the inaugural graduating class.

Owner and president of Performance Contractors Inc., Favre founded the industrial services company specializing in construction, maintenance and pipe fabrication that serves refineries, petrochemical, chemical and power industries. The firm is headquartered in Baton Rouge with offices in Lake Charles, Freeport, Texas, and Mobile, Ala.

LSU Chancellor Michael V. Martin acknowledged Favre’s unparalleled support to the CMIE department and College of Engineering that has and will continue to make a positive impact on LSU students and research.