James B. Henry, Former LSU Business Dean, Passes Away

James B. Henry

James B. Henry

January 5, 2018

BATON ROUGE – James B. Henry, the former dean of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business, passed away on December 28, 2017, in Naples, Florida surrounded by his family. Henry served as dean from 1984 until 1994.

“We are sad to learn of Jim’s passing,” said E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean Richard White Jr. “I still hear wonderful remarks from both alumni and former faculty about Jim’s successful career here at LSU. He was well respected in the Baton Rouge community.” 
Following his time at LSU, Henry served as dean of Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and Eli Broad Graduate School of Management. At the Broad School, he oversaw the groundbreaking for a number of initiatives including the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development.
Henry is survived by his wife Elizabeth B. Henry and his son James M. Henry II. Those who wish to honor Henry’s memory are encouraged to make a gift to the American Diabetes Association or the Michigan State University James B. Henry Center for Executive Development.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the James B. Henry Center, Michigan State University. Henry’s full obituary is available online.
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 lsu.edu/business.
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Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business