This has been an outstanding month for Tulane University. We are still celebrating Tulane's jump to #41 in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. It is validation that we have come full circle 10 years after Katrina dealt such a devastating blow to our institution. The surge is among the largest among national universities since online rankings began.
I am also thrilled to congratulate our own William A. "Bill" Goldring (BBA '64). Bill is one of Tulane's most devoted and generous alumni and he is being recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business as one of the 100 most influential business school graduates over the past 100 years. This is a well-deserved honor for Bill and for the A.B Freeman School of Business.
Tulane's impact on the state of Louisiana deserves attention too. A recent study totaled the university's annual economic impact at more than $1 billion in Louisiana, generating approximately 11,800 direct and indirect jobs within the state. We should all be proud of this important contribution to our community.
Kudos also go to the design, planning and construction teams for the Barbara Greenbaum House and Yulman Stadium. Both won merit awards from the Louisiana AIA for these beautiful and LEED-certified facilities.
We are still celebrating the Green Wave's win over Maine last Saturday. Homecoming is just around the corner - festivities begin Thursday, Nov. 5 leading up to the big game on Nov. 7 against UConn. View more details here.
Until then, Roll Wave!
Executive Vice President for University Relations and Development