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Michael Cunningham, associate provost for graduate studies and research, a Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow and professor in the Department of Psychology, has joined the President’s Cabinet to ensure that the needs, opportunities and contributions of post­graduate students are represented at the highest level of university leadership.



Tulane is a recipient of the 2022 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, which recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The national award is given annually by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.


DEAN OF admission

Shawn Abbott is Tulane’s new vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission. He came to the university from Temple University in Philadelphia, where he was vice provost for admissions, financial aid and enrollment management. He has also held leadership roles at NYU, Stanford and Columbia.



Kimberly M. Gramm joins the new Innovation Institute as the inaugural David and Marion Mussafer Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer. Gramm comes from Texas Tech University with experience in commercializing research from university intellectual property.


Newcomb Art Museum

Maurita N. Poole is the new executive director of the Newcomb Art Museum. The former director and curator at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Poole’s curatorial projects have focused on African and African Diaspora art.


university communications and marketing

Ian Morrison is the new vice president for university communications and marketing, overseeing Tulanian magazine, media relations, marketing, web communications, graphic design, photography, videography, social media and the digital newsletter Tulane Today. Morrison left the position of associate chancellor of strategic communications at Vanderbilt University to join Tulane.

scenic photo of people near a book festival sign

Book Festival a Big Success

The inaugural in-person New Orleans Book Festival drew 135 authors and 6,000 attendees, who flocked to the Tulane uptown campus for three days in March, expressing their love of books and the people who write them.

Tulane’s Navy ROTC Unit in uniform gathers in the lobby of the Navy ROTC building on Freret Street on the uptown campus for a group photo.

Excellence of Naval ROTC

The Department of Defense singled out Tulane University’s Navy ROTC Unit from the 496 colleges and universities that host ROTC units for the prestigious Department of Defense ROTC and Educational Institution Partnership Excellence Award.

The reflective exterior wall of the Goldring/Woldenberg Business Complex curves to behind live oak trees.

‘Tree Campus’ Recognition

For the 12th year in a row, the Arbor Day Foundation has singled out Tulane’s commitment to maintaining its extensive canopy of majestic oaks and other trees by naming it an official Tree Campus USA among higher education institutions.

Crowd of graduates celebrate as streamers come down on a stadium field. A graduate in the foreground holds decorated umbrella.

Persistence Pays Off

At the Unified Commencement held in Yulman Stadium — in a ceremony filled with music and laughter — degrees are conferred on members of the Class of 2022, who are lauded for their endurance and creativity.