Five new members joined the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body. They include MICHELLE S. DIENER, ARNOLD W. DONALD, SUZANNE BARTON GRANT and DONALD J. PETERS JR. WAYNE J. LEE was also elected to serve an additional term.
RICHARD CHAU was named Tulane’s new chief investment officer. Chau oversees Tulane’s Investment Management Office, which is responsible for managing the university’s endowment and related long-term investment assets.
PAULO GOES, dean and Halle Chair in Leadership at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, was named dean of Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. As dean of Eller College, Goes built nationally recognized interdisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship and innovation, digital transformation economics and business.
The development of the downtown campus continued this year with the addition of a new residential community. Transforming the old Warwick Hotel on 1315 Gravier Street, Thirteen15 will house fully furnished apartments catered to students, faculty, staff, postdocs, residents, researchers and other Tulane affiliates.
THIRTEEN15 will complement Tulane’s highly anticipated presence as the lead tenant in the Charity Hospital redevelopment project just one block over. Tulane will also be rolling out streetscape enhancements and several other additions designed to improve the downtown campus experience, expanding the university’s mission of education, service and research.
THE VILLAGE will enrich campus life for students and faculty, creating fertile ground for the growth of new ideas, innovation and cooperative teaching and learning. New construction continued on Tulane’s uptown campus, specifically on the new residential building that will take the place of Bruff Commons. Construction for the new residential complex began in May 2020 and is scheduled for completion in July 2022.