Faculty and staff at Tulane University gather for the annual State of the University event hosted by President Mike Fitts. View the slideshow.
Tulane President Mike Fitts takes the opportunity to “let our world-class faculty and staff know where we are succeeding, where we are improving and how we are building the future together.”
Fitts presents Avian "Mr. Dependable" Washington with a Tulane Spirit Award.
The crowd is treated to music by the Free Agents Brass Band.
Faculty and staff stream into the Lavin-Bernick Center for a reception.
A member of the Free Agents Brass Band keeps things lively.
Lisa O'Dwyer, left, and Theresa Smith enjoy the taco bar during the reception.
Tulane event planner Caroline Keyes accepts her door prize —a 3-month membership to the Reily Center.