Ferreyra to Get BASF Professor of Excellence Award

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
Ferreyra to Get BASF Professor of Excellence Award

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes has selected Dr. Dean Ferreyra for the BASF Professor of Excellence Award. He will be recognized during the LSU-Texas A&M football game this Saturday.

“Dean Guillermo Ferreyra represents the epitome of discovery, learning, engagement, and diversity which are the four pillars of the LSU Flagship 2020 Agenda: Transforming Lives.”  said Kenneth O. Miles, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of the Cox Communications Center. “He is a passionate and dedicated educator who is very deserving of the BASF Professor of Excellence award. His impact has a had a rippling effect from the University throughout Baton Rouge and ultimately the state. We are fortunate to have such a talented educator who addresses recruitment, retention, and graduation with a sincere commitment to educational growth and development.”

Dean Ferreyra is currently the Interim Dean of the LSU College of Science and a Professor of Math.  As a part of the Forever LSU Campaign, he raised over $5 million in donations to the college.  He has been with LSU since 1983 in various leadership roles including the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Chair of the Department of Mathematics. Dean Ferreyra received his undergraduate degree from the Universidad de Cordoba in Argentina and PhD from Rutgers University.

“BASF supports higher education as part of our investment in the next generation of leaders,” said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and Manager of the BASF site in Geismar, Louisiana. “We congratulate Dr. Ferreyra as a BASF Professor of Excellence at LSU and salute his commitment to the development of students to help ensure future success.”

This is BASF’s second year to be the presenting sponsor of the Professor of Excellence award.

“Dean Ferreyra has dedicated almost 30 years to LSU, and we’re thrilled to honor him with this prestigious award,” said Ward Wyatt, general manager of LSU Sports Properties.  “BASF’s commitment to LSU and the Professor of Excellence program is appreciated, and we’re grateful to have them as a corporate partner.”