January 5, 2015

Baton Rouge, LA - Entergy Louisiana recently donated $180,000 to LSU’s College of Engineering to create the Entergy Louisiana Professorship in Power Engineering. This gift is in addition to the company’s $1M commitment in support of a research laboratory and classroom complex in the renovation and expansion of the College of Engineering's facilities.

“Entergy Louisiana remains a steadfast supporter of LSU’s College of Engineering,” says Rick Koubek, Bert S. Turner Chair and Dean. “We are grateful for this most recent show of support for our faculty to further advance research and teaching around Louisiana’s critical power infrastructure.”

Entergy Louisiana and its employees have committed over $2M to LSU’s College of Engineering since 1993. This recent gift will fund a professorship in the Division of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which automatically qualifies for a Louisiana Board of Regents state match of $120,000.

“Entergy is pleased to continue collaborative efforts with LSU to continue to support the growth in the College of Engineering. Helping to fund a professorship in Power within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will assist in extending classes in this growing area,“ said Dennis Dawsey, Louisiana Entergy Vice President of Customer Service.

Named professorships are critical for attracting and retaining outstanding faculty who, in turn, attract top students at the graduate and undergraduate level. Funds generated from endowed professorships offset the cost of research equipment; provide funding for graduate student support and other expenses critical to the advancement of faculty research. The Entergy Louisiana Professorship in Power Engineering is the 19th professorship for the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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For questions, please contact Heather Herman, Sr. Director of External Relations, hheathm@lsu.edu.



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