Topic: business



The A. B. Freeman School of Business has established the Tulane Freeman Ukrainian Speaker Series to promote the research and vision of Ukrainian scholars as the country grapples with the effects of the Russian war. A Freeman committee awarded grants this fall to 10 Ukrainian scholars addressing topics related to sustaining and rebuilding the country and its culture.

founder of beauty company stands indoors with tropical plants and photo of a woman that is a beauty product maker

Impression: Christina Tegbe

Beauty is big business, but Christina Tegbe (B ’07) of Houston knew that natural ingredients often work as well as high-tech ones.

Trivia Frazier stands in her science lab in a blue dress

Trivia Frazier: Research Scientist & Business Innovator

Trivia Frazier (SSE ’08, M ’12, B ’18), president and CEO of Obatala Sciences, is passionate about her company’s work and is thrilled to be blazing a path for others interested in bioengineering research.

photographic portrait of Paul Goes

New Business School Dean

Paulo Goes is the new dean of the A. B. Freeman School of Business. His vision for Freeman is to develop interdisciplinary programs, continue the school’s experiential learning and expand research. Goes previously served as dean of the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Goes replaces Ira Solomon, who stepped down after a decade as dean.

New Orleans at night

Startup Activity

Since 2006, Tulanians have founded at least 355 companies, a third of which are located in the New Orleans area.

Collin Ferguson (B ’04)

Impression: Collin Ferguson

Collin Ferguson (B ’04) considers the arts community to be the greatest natural resource that New Orleans possesses.

UNIVERSITY LEADERS Tania Tetlow, left, (NC ’92), is the first woman and the first layperson to lead Loyola University New Orleans. Pamela S. Whitten, right, (B ’85), took over at Kennesaw State University, the third-largest university in Georgia, in July.

Impression: Tania Tetlow / Pamela S. Whitten

Two Tulane University alumnae have assumed leadership positions at universities this fall.


Is New Orleans Poised to be the Next Silicon Valley?

Yes, it could be, said technology leaders at the annual Tulane Business Forum that was presented by the Tulane Association of Business Alumni in September. Among the participants at the forum were representatives of DXC Technology, which is bringing its new Digital Technology Center to New Orleans along with 2,000 tech jobs over the next six years. Part of the appeal of New Orleans is its universities, said the tech experts.