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LSU Public Administration Institute’s Jared Llorens Elected to ASPA Post

07/13/2012 10:00 AM

BATON ROUGE – Jared Llorens, the Texas Tiger Tournament/Greater Houston Alumni Association Developing Scholar Professor of the LSU Public Administration Institute, was recently voted chair-elect of the American Society for Public Administration, or ASPA, Section on Personnel Administration and Labor Relations. Additionally, Llorens has also been appointed chair of one of five ASPA Strategic Imperative Groups stabled to increase the influence, relevance and visibility of ASPA.


According to its website, APSA is “the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration. It is dedicated to advancing the art, science, teaching and practice of public and non-profit administration.”


This summer has been an eventful one for Llorens. From June 11-13, he attended the Complex Systems, Pernicious Instability and Institutional Resilience: Urgent Challenges for Public Administration Conference at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Llorens was invited to present his paper, “Compensation Reform & Human Capital Capacity in the Public Sector.”


“The paper highlights the potential erosion of human capital capacity within public institutions,” Llorens said. “It makes the case that the lack of long-term focus on the impact of public employment reforms is the result of two simultaneous forces – popular misconceptions about the complexities associated with modern public sector occupations and a shortage of research on how public HRM policies influence human capital capacity, and, in turn, how this capacity might directly influence organizational performance.”


Llorens, who has been a faculty member at LSU since 2008, has research interests in human resources management, public sector compensation, research methods and public policy.


The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. Public Administration Institute’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit or call 225-578-6743.


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