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Dr. Slawson Receives Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award

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BATON ROUGE – Professor V. Carlos Slawson Jr., a Professor of Finance at LSU, is the recipient of the 2018 Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award presented annually by LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.

Professor V. Carlos Slawson Jr. was recognized during the LSU versus Arkansas baseball game on Sunday, May 6.

“Dr. Slawson’s achievements’ through his scholarly research and his teachings within the classroom are clearly synonymous to the values that Jacobs espouses,” said LSU Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Cox Communications Center Kenneth O. Miles. ”It is with great pride and distinction that we, Jacobs and the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes, salute and recognize Dr. Slawson for his contributions.”

As the former Chair of the Department of Finance and current Associate Director of the Real Estate Research Institute, Professor Slawson has been instrumental in the overall growth of the Finance department by establishing programs for an Accelerated Masters and JD/MS. Professor Slawson is a key contributor to the increase of alumni involvement through the development of the Finance Academy and Finance Advisory Council. These programs help build relationships between current students and the Baton Rouge business community.

“It is humbling to receive this award,” said Professor V. Carlos Slawson Jr. “For over two decades now, it has been a pleasure to work in our LSU community alongside exceptional students, dedicated employers, brilliant faculty, faithful staff, big-hearted alumni, and devoted friends.

“Jacobs proudly supports higher education as part of our investment in the next generation of business leaders throughout Louisiana and the world,” said Michael Authement, VP, Operations in Baton Rouge. “We would like to congratulate Carlos Slawson as the Jacobs Professor of Excellence at LSU. This prestigious award is a testament to his unwavering commitment to developing and inspiring students, and his many contributions to the business school over his 20-plus year career with LSU.”

This is Jacobs first year as presenting sponsor of the Professor of Excellence award.

"We are so proud to partner with Jacobs, who as an organization shares very similar values and standards as LSU does as a University and Athletic Department" said Ward Wyatt, general manager of LSU Sports Properties. "Congratulations to Professor Slawson on this award and all he does for our current students, alumni and Baton Rouge community.”

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