Beaumont City Council declares September 17 as “Lamar University Day”

Beaumont City Council officially proclaimed September 17 as "Lamar University Day" to celebrate the institution's centennial milestone. This proclamation comes as Lamar University prepares to mark its 100th year of academic excellence and community contributions. City Proclamation Centennial

The proclamation – read by city council member Audwin Samuel – highlighted the relationship Lamar University has with Southeast Texas and the impact the institution has on the community.   

“Throughout the twentieth century, Lamar University has served Southeast Texas in a strategic, relevant, and sustainable way. Our founders wanted education that produced leaders for this region, and they succeeded,” Samuel said. “Today, Lamar University is a thriving boomtown of knowledge with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students that create a campus culture that’s committed to student engagement and success and to the achievement of research and relevance that energizes economic development locally, nationally, and around the world.”  

Lamar University President Dr. Jaime Taylor received the proclamation, and reinforced LU’s commitment to serving Southeast Texas in the future.  

“The centennial celebration is a great opportunity to look back over the last one hundred years and see how Beaumont and Lamar University have worked together and continue to grow upon that over the next one hundred years,” Taylor said. 

For more information on Lamar University’s centennial celebration, visit