Dean's Advisory Council | E. J. Ourso College of Business

Office of the Dean


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Danielle Hidalgo Basilica
Assistant Director, External Relations
External Relations, Assistant Director, Office of the Dean
External Relations
4035 Business Education Complex East
501 South Quad Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: 225-578-8783
Fax: 225-578-5277




Dean's Advisory Council 

The Dean's Advisory Council (DAC) at the E. J. Ourso College of Business exists to promote and improve the E. J. Ourso College. The accomplished professionals who form the DAC membership are donating their time, talents, and resources to support the dean in his efforts to enhance the substance and image of the E. J. Ourso College.

Fall 2019 Meeting

Friday, October 11, 2019
Business Education Complex
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Tailgate Party

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Business Education Complex
Time - TBD.


Jim Harp serves as president of DAC, Claire Cagnolatti serves as vice president, and Bill Balhoff serves as the immediate past-president. 

The DAC has an Executive Committee, made of the chairs of the two component committees, DAC past-presidents, college faculty and staff who are members of DAC, and the dean, to oversee the administrative functions of the DAC as a whole.

All DAC members serve on one of two component committees. The Career Connections Committee, chaired by John Watson, supports the college's effort to ensure that graduates are well prepared to enter career paths that suit their skills and passion. The committee has a particular focus on internships. The Development Committee, chaired by Tom Adamek, seeks to cultivate an enduring culture of philanthropy that will sustain and strengthen LSU and the E. J. Ourso College of Business. To ensure the college reaches fundraising goals, the committee will actively engage members in identification, cultivation, and solicitation. 

View DAC Bylaws