Print this page   Close this window

Southern University System



News & Media

SUBR Chancellor Selected - Tuesday, May 03, 2011
James L. Llorens was selected as the next chancellor of the Southern University, Baton Rouge campus, Friday, April 29, 2011.

Llorens currently serves as the assistant chief administrative officer for the Office of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge where is responsible for a $33 million budget and a personal allocation of approximately 500 employees. Llorens previously served as dean of graduate studies, chair of the SUBR Political Science Department, and associate professor of public administration on the Baton Rouge campus.  
 
"Having worked in both state government and academia Llorens has a clear understanding of what it takes to lead the Baton Rouge campus," said Darren Mire, chairman of the SUS Board. "I am certain that his proven track record as a successful administrator, along with his experience in working with federal grants will propel the Baton Rouge campus to greater heights."
 
Llorens is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, and received his B.A. from Loyola University, master of science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.  Llorens is the recipient of numerous awards for his accomplishments such as a 1997-98 ACE Presidential
Fellow and the 1993 Teacher of the Year (awarded by the National Conference of Black Political Scientist). He is married to Glenda Darensbourg and has two children, Raya Moore and Jared Llorens, and one granddaughter, Clare Victoria.