LSU E. J. Ourso College to Host Diversity Conference

February 26, 2018

BATON ROUGE – Diversity officers, human resource managers and other professionals working to create an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion in their organizations are encouraged to attend the 3rd Annual SEC Business School Diversity Conference to be held March 7-9 at the LSU Business Education Complex, home to the E. J. Ourso College of Business.

“This started as a conference for business schools in the SEC,” said Angela R. Guidry, director of Diversity and Inclusion for the E. J. Ourso College. “When we looked at the speaker list and topics to be covered, we felt this opportunity should be open to other organizations, including the business community. Embracing diversity and inclusion can take any entity to new levels of success; we will be talking about practical steps that are applicable to all organizations.” 
The conference’s keynote speaker is Ken Bouyer, EY Americas director of inclusiveness recruiting. Bouyer has more than 25 years of experience at EY. He frequently speaks on building leadership, developing a global mindset and recruiting diverse individuals to build strong, inclusive teams. 
Other notable speakers include the NCAA’s Katrice A. Albert, executive vice president of inclusion and human resources, and Juliane Iannarelli, chief diversity and inclusion advocate for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 
Conference programming begins with a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening. Thursday’s full day of programming is followed by a half-day of sessions on Friday.
Conference registration is $250 per person and includes six meals and all activities outlined in the conference guide. Visit​ to download a conference agenda and register for the event. 
About the E. J. Ourso College of Business
Since its establishment in 1928, the E. J. Ourso College of Business has continuously improved and expanded its offerings for students and alumni. Additionally, the college has made it a priority to provide its faculty with the resources it needs to further research in every aspect of the business world and to produce industry leaders for a global work environment. For more news and information about the E. J. Ourso College, visit
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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business