Dean Jared Llorens Awarded USCA Outstanding Dean Award

October 09, 2023

Dean Jared Llorens and Greg Accardo as Llorens holds his USCA Dean Award.The University Sales Center Alliance (USCA) has named Jared Llorens, Dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, as its 2023 Outstanding Dean. Llorens received the award at the USCA fall meeting on October 5 in Chico, California, at Chico State University.

The USCA, a national organization dedicated to enhancing sales education and research, selects the Outstanding Dean Award recipient annually from a competitive pool of candidates across the United States. The award honors deans who have made a significant impact on their institution’s sales program, fostering innovation and excellence in sales education.

With Llorens’ support, the LSU Professional Sales Institute (PSI) has achieved significant milestones during his tenure. His commitment to securing resources for the PSI has resulted in the approval of the naming of the Jim & Laura Parr Professional Sales Lab and additional funding for facilities and role-play rooms. Llorens was pivotal in securing a university technology grant to equip the sales lab with the latest sales and video technology. His enthusiastic support for the PSI’s membership in the USCA has not only led to full membership but has also emphasized the institute’s importance within the Department of Marketing and the E. J. Ourso College. Llorens’ dedication extends to support of sales curriculum enrichment, leading to the creation of new courses like Digital Sales and an additional tenure-track line for faculty focused on sales.

“Dean Jared Llorens is an exceptional leader who has not only recognized but wholeheartedly embraced the mission of the LSU Professional Sales Institute of building the next generation of sales leaders. His unwavering commitment and support have elevated our sales program, providing invaluable resources, enhancing the student experience, and ensuring our growth. Dean Llorens is truly deserving of the USCA Outstanding Dean Award, and his impact is felt daily by our students and faculty,” said Greg Accardo, Director of the LSU Professional Sales Institute.

“I am deeply honored to receive the 2023 University Sales Center Alliance Outstanding Dean Award, and I owe much of this recognition to the outstanding work of Greg Accardo, the director of our Professional Sales Institute. His leadership has been instrumental in driving the growth and success of the PSI. This recognition underscores the pivotal role of the sales program within our college, which provides our students with invaluable hands-on experiential learning opportunities and career connections,” said Dean Jared Llorens.

Llorens is the ninth dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana’s flagship business school. In this role, he leads an exceptional team of faculty and staff as they develop the next generation of business leaders, conduct compelling research, and strengthen the state’s economy. An expert in public management focusing on compensation and recruitment, Llorens launched his LSU career as an assistant professor of public administration in 2009. He was named chair of the Department of Public Administration in 2015. Llorens began his service as the college’s ninth dean in 2020.

About the University Sales Center Alliance

The University Sales Center Alliance (USCA) is a consortium of sales centers connecting university faculty members with many different backgrounds and areas of expertise. Together, these credible and innovative educators advocate for the continuing advancement of the sales profession through teaching, research, and outreach. USCA’s mission is to advance the selling profession through setting and monitoring sales program standards, sharing best practices, enhancing sales curricula, and preparing students for a career in sales.

About the LSU Professional Sales Institute

The LSU Professional Sales Institute (PSI) mission is to educate and develop exceptional sales leaders and discover and disseminate sales knowledge. PSI supports students’ academic and professional development through in-class instruction, sales-focused events, interactive projects, sales competitions, networking opportunities, and career search assistance. Learn more about the Professional Sales Institute.