As I prepare to leave Tulane at the end of the month, I have been reflecting on my 36+ years at Tulane. The Tulane family is special, and I will miss the wonderful friends and colleagues that I have met over the years. Together, we met every challenge as we put our best efforts forward for the betterment of Tulane. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for our university.
||Thanks to my senior leadership team for their dedication, which includes Alumni Affairs, Communications and Marketing, Development and Government Affairs.
I have only been as successful as the people I have been fortunate enough to work with. And, they are leaving me with a nice parting gift: Tulane is on track to have another phenomenal fundraising year, raising over $121 million dollars in fiscal year 2016. That represents a 226% increase in dollars raised since we started investing for the campaign in fiscal 2011. It has been a team effort and in addition to our development staff, we received tremendous support from President Mike Fitts, the Tulane faculty and deans, alumni, parents and friends of the university.
I have been so touched by your many well-wishes. I recently was presented with a video featuring a few of my Tulane friendships over the years, and I loved it so much that I added a few things and have dedicated it to all of you. Please watch
. I look forward to staying in touch and seeing you at future university events.