Since Satyajit Dattagupta started working at Tulane in the summer of 2016, he has brought in one of the most diverse and academically qualified classes in Tulane’s history. As compared to the entering class of 2016 in which 26 percent of applicants were accepted, the admission process for the entering class of 2017 was more selective with 21 percent of applicants admitted. Tulane admission also saw a jump from 18 percent students of color to 21 percent and an increase from three percent enrolled international students to five percent.
Troy Dannen was formally introduced as Tulane’s 33rd Director of Athletics on December 4, 2015.
In his short time in the Crescent City, Dannen has reinvigorated the Green Wave program with the hiring of five head coaches (football, men’s basketball, baseball, volleyball and women’s tennis) in addition to revamping the structure of the department’s senior management team and announcing sailing as the school’s 17th varsity sport.
Jeremy joined the Investment Management Office in January 2008. Jeremy is responsible for all aspects of managing the endowment and related assets. His 25+ years of investment experience include Senior Investment Officer at Cornell University and Investment Director at Duke Management Company. In addition, he founded Trusten Capital Management where he managed a long/short micro-cap hedge fund as well as a micro-cap fund-of-funds on behalf of a large foundation. Jeremy started his investment career as an equity analyst at Fidelity Management and Research in Boston.
Suri Duitch is dean of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement. Duitch also holds the additional title of vice president for academic innovation, and has a leadership role in the development and deployment of new digital courseware and learning platforms for the university as a whole. Under her leadership, the school is taking a fresh look at how it (and Tulane University) can best meet the needs of working adults and employers in New Orleans, the Gulf Coast region, and beyond, through both classroom-based and online courses and degree programs.
Shantay Bolton, Ph.D., MBA, is currently serving as Associate Vice President of Human Resources at Tulane University. Shantay has more than 16 years’ experience in human resources, implementing leadership development programs, talent management, organizational development (OD) and strategic employee development programs. She also provides thought leadership on generational differences in the workplace and coaching of multigenerational project leaders.
Currently, Dr. Bordnick is the Dean of the Tulane University School of Social Work. Dr. Bordnick has over twenty years of experience in clinical and laboratory research on cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, amphetamine, heroin, and nicotine addiction. Research interest areas include clinical medication trials, treatment development, human laboratory studies, behavioral disorders, health/behavioral health, virtual reality, and mobile data collection. Dr.
Dr. Robin Forman was appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in September 2016. He previously served as dean of the Emory College of Arts and Sciences and the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. He has held faculty and administrative appointments at Rice University, and has served as an instructor at MIT and as a visiting professor at the University of Burgundy, Harvard University and the Mathematical Research Institute.
Rick Matasar, chief strategy officer for Tulane University, has been writing about changes in higher education for two decades. Syracuse Law Review presents responses to his work by law professors and deans around the country. He is an expert in developing new revenue generating programs, discovering new ways to do traditional programming, and leveraging existing assets to improve the Value Proposition.
Michael Fitts is the 15th president of Tulane University. He arrived at Tulane in July 2014, bringing with him a strong emphasis on heightening cross-disciplinary education and research.
Dr. Maureen Lichtveld, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, has over 35 years of experience in environmental public health and is Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She holds an endowed chair in environmental policy and is Associate Director, Population Sciences, Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium.