The end of another semester and another year are upon us. While this time always brings with it a sense of reflection and thankfulness, it also harbors a sense of hope for the future. Certainly, we at the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business have much to be thankful for, and we are optimistic about the successes that 2014 will bring.
Within the last few weeks, the Business Education Complex has seen the installation of donor signage and we hosted our second annual Business College Bash for alumni prior to the Tigers lopsided victory over Texas A&M. Despite their seemingly vast differences, these two events are extremely similar in nature. Each is a celebration of our alumni, our friends, and, ultimately, our donors—the people who in many instances who make it possible for our faculty, staff, and students to teach, conduct research, work, and learn. We continue to operate on each of those fronts and on many others.
As much as we have to be grateful and thankful for, the college still needs to finish funding the Business Education Complex, needs to hire several new faculty members to put it on a level playing field with its peers, and must increase stipends to attract the best and brightest PhD students. At this time of giving, help ensure that we are able to provide Louisiana, our country, and the world with the workforce necessary to thrive. Invest
in the E. J. Ourso College today.
Dean and Ourso Distinguished Professor
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business