LSU Alumnus Lonnie J. Dore Appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board

01/23/2013 12:45 PM

BATON ROUGE – Lonnie J. Dore, former vice president of sales and vice president of information technology with Kellogg’s, has been appointed to LSU University College’s Advisory Board.

“I am excited to be named to University College’s Advisory Board,” Dore said. “LSU helped me lay down a solid foundation that helped me throughout my business career. I truly do not think I would have been half as successful without gaining my experience and education from our great university. After 36-years in the work place, I am excited to help young people achieve their goals. I believe we are very lucky to have such a great university in our state that really cares for its students. I look forward to giving back to LSU and University College as it afforded me a solid foundation to start my professional career.”

LSU University College’s Advisory Board is comprised of 26 business executives and community leaders. It is a strong and active board, and members participate in a number of activities and events, such as an Annual Meeting and Pigskin Preview hosted by LSU Football Coach Les Miles, selection of University College’s more than 50 scholarship recipients, and host/hostess to various LSU recruitment receptions.

“Lon Dore, an accomplished alumnus of LSU, has shared his enthusiasm for University College and the programs we offer. I am delighted to have him join our advisory board. His professional experience and perspective as a former student will be a solid foundation for his support and involvement,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College.

Dore, LSU 1976 graduate of the General College, began his industrious 34-year career at Kellogg’s as a retail sales representative with great accomplishments managing international sales in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Dore held many notable positions with Kellogg’s and oversaw a USA retail team of 325 sales professionals. In 2010, Dore retired from Kellogg’s and returned to Louisiana as vice president of sales for Bruce Foods.

Dore enjoys his life in Louisiana with his lovely wife of 35-years, Carol Simpson Dore, a LSU 1977 graduate of the General College.  Carol too held many professionals positions, yet her devotion lies with community activism and volunteerism. She spends a great deal of time contributing to the Episcopal Church, serving as Sunday School teacher to Senior Warden.  Other organizations she has supported through decades of volunteer service include the PTA, Band Boosters, Village De Bon Temps Mardi Gras Krewe, Junior Theater Board, Painted Chair Fundraiser, Student Council Advisor Board, and Make a Difference Day. Carol was honored as Sustainer of the Year for her devotion to developing women as community leaders in the Junior League.

Lon and Carol Dore have two daughters, Ann and Christine, and recently celebrated the birth of their first grandchild, Caroline Christine.

Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student, and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. Additionally, University College offers retention-specific programs: Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars, and Summer Scholars. These academic support programs focus on particular student populations and are a significant part of the role and mission of University College.

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Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013