October 12, 2012
Glenn Darden, president and CEO of the exploration and production company Quicksilver Resources, Inc., and Tim Francis, an attorney who has advised figures ranging from Stevie Wonder to U.S. senators, have joined the Board of Tulane, the university’s main governing body.
Darden is a 1979 graduate of Tulane’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a former member of Tulane’s 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.
“My family and I have been part of Tulane for many years, and I am looking forward to this new role in helping to shape its future,” Darden said.
Francis, an attorney and counsel with Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert, L.L.C, 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 at Tulane and received his BSM and MBA from Tulane in 1981 and 1983.
"I am delighted and honored to join the Board of Tulane," Francis said. "New Orleans' colleges and universities are vital to the intellectual engagement, cultural evolution and economic future of our great nation and the world."
Tulane President Scott Cowen hailed the addition of Darden and Francis.
“These two men represent the best of Tulane and will bring the best vision, dedication and leadership to its board,” Cowen said.
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