White tapped as interim dean of LSU's E. J. Ourso College of Business
LSU announced today that it has selected Richard White to serve as interim dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business, effective June 8, pending approval by the university's board of supervisors. White has been at LSU since 1988 and is the college's Marjory B. Ourso Professor and Associate Dean, as well as a professor in the Public Administration Institute and the Flores MBA Program. White was appointed to the interim post by Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost John Maxwell Hamilton, who sought input from the college's faculty and staff and discussed the applicants with an advisory committee. "His work as associate dean has prepared [White] with a broad view of the college and insures a seamless transition over the summer," Hamilton says in a prepared statement. White will take over for Eli Jones, who earlier this year accepted a deanship at the University of Arkansas' business college and is scheduled to start the job on July 1. "Working with Eli these past four years has been insightful," White says. "We have a strong relationship with the members of our Dean's Advisory Council, and I am ready to continue strengthening those relationships and our relationships with the business community. I am thankful for the support of the faculty and staff as we move forward through what I expect to be a very exciting time in the college's history." The process of choosing a permanent successor for Jones will begin shortly, Hamilton says. Read more about White's appointment at the E. J. Ourso College of Business website here.
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