Milton Lee Williams
OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD for MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: 2002
In recognition of outstanding service and leadership in the engineering profession.
Milton Williams graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1944 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and entered the United States Navy. Following his military service during World War II, he founded Williams Pressure Service Company, the first hydrostatic pipeline testing company in the industry in 1951. His pioneering company tested cross-country pipelines in the United States and overseas.
In 1968, Mr. Williams merged Williams Pressure Service Company with Kansas-Nebraska Gas Company. He became Vice President in charge of subsidiaries of Kansas-Nebraska and headed Williams Pressure Service, Cap-Con International and Western Alfalfa Corporation.
Beyond the arena of the business world, Mr. Williams has been a dynamic leader of alumni organizations at Louisiana Tech University. He was a founding member of the Louisiana Tech University Foundation and the Engineering Foundation. He is a past president of the Louisiana Tech Alumni Association. He has been a member of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Council for over thirty years.
A long-time leader in civic activities, Mr. Williams was elected to the Shreveport City Council in 1990 and served for four years. He is an active member of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport and has served on the Board of Trustees of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also been a member of the Board of the Southern Baptist Convention Foundation.
He has been recognized many ways for his contributions to Louisiana Tech University. He has received the Tower Medallion and Alumnus of the Year awards given by the Alumni Association. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University in 2002.