Ray Paul Authement (November 19, 1928 – April 5, 2020) was an American academic administrator. He is the longest-serving university president in the United States. From 1974 to 2008, he was the fifth president of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. He was born near Chauvin, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.
On April 5, 2020, Authement died of an illness in Lafayette. He was 91.
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- Wyatt, Megan (April 5, 2020). "Longtime UL Lafayette president Ray Authement has died at 91". The Advocate. Retrieved April 6, 2020.