On November 1, 2020, Professor Jared Llorens assumed the role of Dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Previously, Llorens was the Chair of the Department of Public Administration, and he currently holds the E. J. Ourso Professor and Dean Endowed Chair. As Department Chair, Dr. Llorens was responsible for leading LSU’s Master of Public Administration Program which has successfully prepared local, regional and national leaders for over forty years. His scholarly research focuses primarily on public management, with particular interests in compensation and recruitment. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of Public Personnel Management and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Public Administration Review. His research has been published in a wide variety of academic outlets, and he is a co-author of the widely adopted textbook Public Personnel Management: Context and Strategies 6th & 7th ed. Prior to beginning his academic career, Dr. Llorens served as a human resources analyst with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and U.S. Department of Labor in both Dallas, TX and Washington, DC. Dr. Llorens is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and received his B.A. English from Loyola University of New Orleans, M.P.Aff. from the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs and Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs.