The new year is off to a fast start here at Tulane. Students resumed classes last week. Sorority rush finished Monday and fraternity rush is underway. President Fitts kicked off his strategic planning
initiative, focused on enriching undergraduate life and enhancing academic collaborations and multi-disciplinary initiatives in research, scholarship and art-making. He also announced that as we prepare for a major fundraising campaign, we are analyzing the university's finances and budgeting system to ensure that we are well positioned for investing in the future. A website will update the Tulane community as the process evolves.
I am excited about the year ahead. Our development team was extremely successful last year when we raised a record $126 million. We are greeting this new year with even more enthusiasm as we closed the first six months of this fiscal year with an all-time high of $70 million raised. Based on the incredible response we received from all of you so far, we are in good shape to meet or exceed that 2014 record for fiscal year 2015. Thank you all for your continued support!
This promises to be an eventful and prosperous spring at Tulane. The skies are sunny in New Orleans this week!
Executive Vice President for University Relations and Development