Earl Randall Named MPA Alumnus of the Year, PAISA Day Set

04/07/2014 11:17 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Public Administration Institute has announced it has named Earl Randall, senior CPD specialist for the disaster recovery and special issues division of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as its 2014 MPA Alumnus of the Year. Randall will be honored at the LSU PAI and Public Administration Institute Student Association joint event PAISA Day, Wednesday, April 23.


According to LSU PAI Director James Richardson, PAISA Day will be held in The Rotunda of the Business Education Complex from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature guest speakers Charles E. Cook Jr. and Ronald A. Faucheux. Cook is the editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report, and Faucheux is the president of the Clarus Research Group.


Randall is the lead representative for the State of Louisiana and the State of New York’s long-term disaster recovery efforts that are funded through Congressional disaster appropriations. Randall’s wife, Dana, is an LSU MPA alumna.


“The program for this year’s PAISA Day will be very informative for our attendees, and I am very much looking forward to it,” Richardson said. “Earl Randall is absolutely deserving as this year’s Alumnus of the Year, and it is our pleasure to honor him as such.”


Additionally, Richardson added that Pi Alpha Alpha inductees and May 2014 graduates will be recognized at PAISA Day.


Those who plan to attend PAISA Day are asked to RSVP online at http://business.lsu.edu/rsvp by Friday, April 11. For more information, email pai@lsu.edu or call 225-578-6743.


The Public Administration Institute at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business offers a 42-hour degree program that emphasizes management and financial skills for those leading public agencies, nonprofit and healthcare organizations and for-profit organizations that interact with governmental agencies. PAI’s faculty members are student-oriented and nationally-recognized for their expertise in their fields. For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/pai or call 225-578-6743.






Contact Wendy Luedtke
E. J. Ourso College of Business




Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, April 7, 2014