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Dean Richard White to Retire

Richard D. White Jr. will step down as dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business at the end of this academic year. White has served in this role since 2012. His retirement will be effective in June 2020.

“It is with a great deal of excitement as well as bittersweet emotion that I have decided to retire at the end of the current academic year,” White said. 

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Narayanan appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Outreach

Rajesh P. Narayanan has been selected as the new associate dean for academic affairs and outreach in the Office of the Dean at the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Timothy Chandler, who previously held the position, has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs and assessment. Narayanan is also the chair of the E. J. Ourso College of Business’s Department of Finance, and he will continue that role for the next year.

Distinguished Alumnus Harris announces $2.5M planned gift

LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business alumnus and Baton Rouge native, Lyttleton “Lyt” Harris IV strengthened his commitment to student success when he announced a $2.5 million planned gift benefiting LSU marketing students.

Harris’ estate gift will be used to grow the Lyttleton T. Harris IV Scholarship, his existing endowed scholarship for junior and senior marketing students.

Highway Safety Research Group Changes Name

The Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG) will now be known as the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS). The request was approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors April 26, 2019. The new website is and the new email address is

The Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation Safety (CARTS) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, storing, analyzing and distributing crash-related data captured from law enforcement and other agencies throughout the state of Louisiana. The data are used to perform many research studies and produce an annual factbook. These publications are used by decision-makers in setting policies, projects and programs to improve the safety of our state's roadways.

Alumni and Friends Invited to E. J. Ourso College of Business Annual Tailgate

The E. J. Ourso College of Business will host the 2019 Business Alumni Tailgate Saturday, October 26, 2019 (LSU v Auburn) in the Business Education Complex Courtyard and Rotunda. The tailgate begins four and half hours before kickoff and ends one hour before kickoff..

Business alumni, friends and guests are invited to enjoy food, drinks and music. The tailgate is free to attend, and one meal ticket and one beverage ticket will be issued to each guest at check-in. A cash bar will be available for all additional drink purchases.

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Begins 4 hours before kickoff
Business Education Complex Courtyard and Rotunda

LSU Graduate Now President of National Colombian Bank

When it comes to real-world, complex business situations, no other LSU business graduate seems more prepared than Francisco José Mejía Sendoya, the current president of the Agrarian Bank of Colombia. 

In 2018, Mejia was asked to run the only government commercial bank in Colombia and the eighth largest in Colombia with $9.5 billion in assets by President Ivan Duque.

Suds Laundry Services launches app-based business 

Baton Rouge-based  Suds Laundry Services today announced it has launched its new app for iOS mobile devices. 

The app allows users to order dry cleaning, wash and fold, and other laundry services from Suds. After downloading the app, users pick the laundry service they want, the item type, and the time and date of their pickup and delivery. Suds staff then pick up the laundry and take care of it at the company’s facility on Perkins Road.

In April 2019, Suds was one of three businesses selected to present at the ninth annual Venture Challenge, a business plan and pitch competition for LSU students, and was awarded $8,000.

A New Way to March

LBTC Student Incubator tenant, Tonal Innovation, has improved the shows of the Arkansas Razorback marching band with their eFlip product! Read more about how the members of the Golden Band From Tigerland are making impressions on other SEC teams.

LSU welcomes largest and most diverse freshman class for second consecutive year

LSU has welcomed the largest freshman class in the University's history for the second straight year.
The 6,126 freshmen enrolled this semester make up one of the most talented classes ever at the University. The freshman class entered the University with about a 3.5 mean GPA and a mean ACT score of 25.6, up from last year’s freshman composite ACT of 25.5.
This year’s 6,126 freshman class surpasses last year's record-breaking class of 5,809 freshmen. The diversity of the incoming class has also increased by more than 7%. Overall enrollment at the University currently sits at 31,761. 

TIGERS KNOW THEIR BUSINESS: Entrepreneurial MBA alumni hit the ground running

Taking two years to finish an MBA might sound crazy, but for those people with an entrepreneurial spirit, it’s well worth the while. Louisiana State University Flores MBA Program ranks 36th among public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Flores MBA students rigorously prepare to enter the business world with an advanced degree from a premier university.

Baton Rouge chosen to ‘Grow with Google’

Baton Rouge, along with New Orleans and Shreveport, has been chosen to host a “Grow with Google” workshop next month, where Google staff will work with local businesses and residents identifying resources to help grow their businesses. 

The initiative was launched to create economic opportunity in communities across the U.S. by providing free training, tools and expertise for people to grow their skills, careers and businesses. The Baton Rouge workshop will be held Oct. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Scotlandville branch of the East Baton Rouge Public Library. 

Stephenson Entrepreneurship Scholarships Awarded

The Stephenson Entrepreneurship Scholarship removes a barrier for deserving students pursuing a BS in entrepreneurship from the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business. This scholarship opportunity is designed to encourage students to put in the extra time and effort required to complete the entrepreneurship paired degree program (BS/BA first degree + BS Entrepreneurship) at LSU.

The scholarship is made possible by Emmet and Toni Stephenson, LSU alumni who have transformed entrepreneurship education at the university through steadfast support of the Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute and the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems.

Stamps Scholar: Emmaline Miller

Hometown: Lafayette, La.
Major: Chemical Engineering and Entrepreneurship 
Graduation Year: 2022

The Stamps Scholarship is LSU's top scholarship opportunity for select incoming students of the Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College. Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV began the scholarship program in 2006 to afford exceptional students an extraordinary higher education experience. The Stamps Family Charitable Foundation now gives to over 40 colleges and universities. LSU Stamps Scholars receive a full cost of attendance for four years, with a maximum of $14,000 for enrichment experiences, such as study abroad programs or research opportunities.

Center for Internal Auditing Conference

The Center for Internal Auditing will host a two-day training conference designed for alumni and friends of the LSU CIA to network with former classmates, meet other alumni and guests, share knowledge and experiences, and gain continuing professional education. The program is designed for all experience levels and includes a broad range of internal auditing topics covering governance, risk, controls, analytics, and technology.

October 7-8, 2019
L'Auberge Casino Hotel.

Business Graduate Program Fair

Students, alumni, and the general public are invited to learn more about graduate programs available through the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Faculty and current students will be available to share information about the college’s master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificate programs. Learn more about admissions, curriculum, research, and career opportunities. Representatives from the LSU Olinde Career Center will also be on hand to discuss services for those who wish to apply for graduate school. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Business Education Complex Rotunda

Open to business students, LSU students, alumni, students from other colleges or universities, and the general public.

LSU Flores MBA Online Information Session

Join us for this online information session to learn more about the Flores MBA Program.

The Flores MBA Program rigorously prepares students to enter the business world with an advanced degree from a premier university. We offer cutting-edge course work, personal counseling, and outstanding job opportunities at an exceptional value.
Register for the session via the link below or contact Leah Whitmire at

Fall Information Sessions:
10/17/2019, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (1220 Business Education Complex)
10/31/2019, 12:30 p.m. (online)
11/14/2019, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (1220 Business Education Complex)
12/5/2019, 12:30 p.m. (online)

2019 SCSUG Educational Forum

The 2019 South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) Educational Forum will be held at the Business Education Complex on the LSU Campus. A pre-forum mixer will be held Wednesday evening, October 16, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Early registration discount ends Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Special lodging rate at The Cook Hotel ends September 18, 2019:, Student, faculty, and junior professional scholarships available (

October 17-18, 2019
Business Education Complex Rotunda

LSU Sales Symposium

Sharpen your skills and get a glimpse at the future of sales during the LSU Sales Symposium. The event will feature presentations from thought leaders, researchers, and high-energy executives. Sales professionals at all levels will benefit from this symposium.

Cost includes lunch, cocktail networking reception, and parking.
Individual - $125
Corporate - $1,000: 10 individual registrations with all inclusions listed above

November 15, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LSU Business Education Complex
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Executive Development Program

The transition from management to enterprise-level executive is more than just a promotion. It requires development across all aspects of leadership, ranging from communication and networking to relatability and organizational engagement. Today’s executives are required to develop and communicate their organization’s strategy and principles, balance competing priorities, and make tough decisions, all while developing future talent. This non-consecutive comprehensive, six-day program combines executive coaching, self-assessment, experiential learning, and much more to prepare leaders to meet their organization’s needs of today, while still focusing on developing solutions to the challenges of tomorrow.

This educational experience is completed in less than four months.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: November 15, 2019
Standard Registration Deadline: January 24, 2020
Program Dates: February 17-19, 2020 and March 23-25, 2020
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