October 12, 2012

Good Morning:

Here's some exciting news. Glenn Darden, president and CEO of the exploration and production company Quicksilver Resources Inc., and Tim Francis, an attorney who has advised people ranging from Stevie Wonder to U.S. senators, have joined the board of Tulane, the university's main governing body.

Glenn is a 1979 graduate of Tulane's College of Arts and Sciences, and a former member of our sailing team. He is chair of Tulane's President's Council and a past member of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Council and the Associates Board of Directors. He was inducted into the Paul Tulane Society in 2008.

Tim, an attorney and counsel with Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert LLC, is a 1984 graduate of Tulane's School of Law where he was the president of his law school class. His wife, Ashley, earned her MBA from Tulane in 2001. His father, Norman Francis, president of Xavier University, received an honorary degree from Tulane in 1980 and his brother, David, played baseball for the Green Wave and received his BSM and MBA from Tulane in 1981 and 1983, respectively.

These two men have deep ties and lifelong commitments to Tulane. They represent the best of our university as leaders in their professions and communities. I know they will also bring the best vision, dedication and leadership to our board.

Have a great weekend,


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