Hall of Fame

Harry A.  Merlo

Harry A. Merlo

Inducted 1993  • Meritorious


  • President of the Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in 1973
  • Became the Louisiana-Pacific's chairman and chief executive officer in 1974
  • His contributions to the University have led to the construction of the Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center and the Harry A. Merlo Field, which is still regarded as the finest soccer facility in the nation
  • In corporation with the Chiles Foundation, Merlo has also provided annual support to the University's men's and women's soccer programs, which has enabled these teams to achieve national prominence
  • Established an endowed scholarship fund for the University