The short answer is, in a very good place. We are currently one of the country’s most popular, highly ranked and innovative universities — a community of leading scholars and researchers that attracts the best students, faculty and staff — those most determined to bring about profound, positive and lasting change in our world.
We inspire our students to make a difference by being different, acting courageously and challenging conventional approaches to problems.
That’s where we are — so where do we go from here?
In five years, I see Tulane having increased its momentum toward becoming one of the world’s premier universities — an institution that leads the way in pioneering research that reshapes the treatment of diseases, the alleviation of poverty, the understanding of human behavior, the reclamation of coastal wetlands, the promotion of justice and the powering of our economy.
I see a Tulane that provides a distinctive educational experience, emphasizing innovation, firsthand research opportunities and learning through civic engagement.
I look forward to a Tulane that is more diverse and inclusive with increased scholarships and support for the best students from across the globe regardless of their background — inner city, rural, international.
My five-year vision includes a Tulane where disciplines are so regularly and boldly crossed that the borders between them cease to exist, giving way instead to collaborative spaces with scholars and researchers from multiple fields learning, discovering and working together to improve the human condition. More students with double and triple majors in fields as varied as neuroscience and dance, public health and mathematics, music and medicine will be another hallmark of the future Tulane.