April 4, 2008

Good Morning,

The Board of Tulane, the university's main governing body, continues to add new members who have strong ties to Tulane, are leaders in their fields and are gifted with the ability to help us achieve excellence in our academic and research missions. These board members also enable us to bring about lasting change through our community service and attain the financial security that makes all of our good work possible.

Our newest board member, David Charles Friezo, is a perfect example of the exemplary leaders we attract.  A co-founder and managing member of Lydian Asset Management, a hedge fund established in July 1999, David received a BA in political science from Tulane University's College of Arts and Sciences in 1986. He is also a current member of the President's Council and a former member of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council.

Prior to the establishment of Lydian Asset Management, David was a managing director at BT Alex. Brown brokerage firm in London. Since 2004 he has also served as a member of the board of directors of Redback Networks Inc., the leading provider of next generation broadband networking systems.

David, who lives in Westport, Conn., also serves on the board of directors of Connecticut's Fairfield County SAFE KIDS. In addition, David and his company contribute to the Near & Far Aid Association, an all-volunteer fund-raising and fund-granting organization dedicated to meeting the critical needs of communities within Fairfield County. David is a great addition to our board and we look forward to his leadership.

Finally, don't forget that internationally acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie, author of works such as Midnight's Children, Shame, The Satanic Verses, The Moor's Last Sigh and Shalimar the Clown will speak in Dixon Hall Auditorium on Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Rushdie's lecture is free and open to the public.

Have a great weekend,


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