October 6, 2006

Good Morning:

I am pleased to announce that Stephen H. Weiss has joined the Board of Tulane University. Mr. Weiss is a managing director and senior portfolio manager of the investment firm of Neuberger Berman, LLC, a Lehman Brothers Company.

Mr. Weiss's leadership, investment expertise and devotion to Tulane as a parent of an undergraduate student, are just a few of the many attributes he brings to our board. To read more about our newest board member visit

I have been traveling the country and giving an update on the university and its post-Katrina recovery to various alumni groups. This presentation includes a lot of startling before-and-after Katrina photos and facts. You can view the presentation at

Recently, our Interim Provost Paul Barron and our Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Paul Whelton presented an update on the university and our continued renewal process to the Board of Tulane. You can view these at: and

I believe our presentations will provide you with a thorough understanding of the current state of the university, the many accomplishments we have made thus far and the challenges and opportunities we still face. One such opportunity is the search for a permanent provost to replace Lester Lefton who left in July to become president of Kent State University.

Anthropology Professor Robert Hill is chairing the provost search committee. This committee is comprised of faculty, administrators, students, staff and board members. But we need your help as well.

Please submit names for consideration to Robert Hill at A description of the position and requirements can be found at

We are excited about this search and have already received interest from many highly qualified candidates from around the nation. With your help, we hope to name a new provost by the first of the year.

Have a great weekend,


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