October 29, 2004

Good Morning:

We recently made two important senior level appointments that I want to share with you. Laura S. Levy, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine, has been appointed associate senior vice president for research effective November 15.

Deborah E. Love, the associate vice president for diversity and equal opportunity at the University of South Florida, has been named vice president for institutional equity and assistant to the president for diversity initiatives.

In her new position Laura will work with all of us to increase federal, state and private funding for research at Tulane, recruit research leaders to the university, oversee all aspects of research administration and compliance and increase collaboration among Tulane researchers of various disciplines.

Deborah will lead the efforts of the Office of Institutional Equity (formerly the Office of Equal Opportunity) to improve human relations in the workplace and enhance diversity throughout the university. She will also supervise the office's investigation and monitoring functions. In addition Deborah and the Office of Institutional Equity, along with senior university administrators, will develop and implement a comprehensive institutional diversity strategy.

Click here to learn more about these extraordinary individuals and the vital role their positions will play in Tulane’s future.

Please join me in congratulating Laura and Deborah on their new appointments and wishing them much success.

Have a great weekend,


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