Tulane welcomes first executive in residence

Tulane University welcomes Emmy Award-winning TV writer and producer Curtis Colden as its first Executive in Residence.

The newly established Executive in Residence program will introduce Tulane undergraduates to professionals from a variety of industries. During the residency, executives such as Colden will provide insight on their industry and career path, teach classes, meet with student organizations and hold one-on-one office hours with students.

Colden, who received a master of fine arts degree in theater from Tulane University in 1995, has produced several popular documentary and competition reality TV shows, including “The Amazing Race,” “Big Brother,” “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “The Biggest Loser” and “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls.”

“We are currently fine-tuning the program’s future.”

— Byron Kantrow, director of Career Wave Programming

The program is organized by Career Wave.  

“Howard Margolis, managing director of BIP Investments LLC in New York, and his wife, Donna, were interested in creating this program at Tulane and generously offered the funding to get this off the ground,” said Byron Kantrow, director of Career Wave programming.

Margolis is an alumnus of the A. B. Freeman School of Business and a member of the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Advisory Council.

Later this semester, Colden will meet with members of the Tulane community and speak at a series of events and classes, providing unique learning and networking opportunities for students aiming to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

Details on upcoming events featuring Colden in November and December are also available online.