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A Strategy for Tomorrow

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The Tulane Strategy for Tomorrow is a university-wide strategic planning process to guide our equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and anti-racism initiatives and track our progress from July 1, 2022 through July 1, 2027. While as a community Tulane University has made significant, tangible progress over the past few years, what matters now is how we will build on this progress for the future. Alongside existing university initiatives included in “A Plan for Now” and those led by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and by our campus units, the Strategy for Tomorrow will set us on a new course, one that engages our full community in a vision for Tulane related to EDI that will help us coordinate our EDI and anti-racism work and progress in measurable, data-informed ways to build a Tulane community.

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University and Campus Unit Timelines for Development of the Strategy for Tomorrow:

April 2021 – May 2021
EDI Inventory is conducted (an environmental scan of Tulane's current EDI and anti-racism initiatives across campus units)

April 2021 – June 2021
Strategy for Tomorrow focus groups are held with students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni and other community members

June 2021 – October 2021
University Strategy for Tomorrow Committee members develop university plan. Campus leaders select the committee chairs/members to lead the planning process in their campus units and receive a list of questions to prepare for the unit-based Strategy for Tomorrow planning process within their units (e.g., reviewing and gathering existing data, activities, reports). Strategy for Tomorrow chairs and members receive orientation on the timeline and overall planning process

October 18, 2021 6:00 – 8:00 pm; October 20, 2021  9:00 am – 11:00 am; October 24, 2021 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Virtual Community Feedback sessions are held and a Qualtrics link is circulated to receive feedback on the university Strategy for Tomorrow draft.

December 15, 2021
Strategy for Tomorrow university-wide complete and template is shared with all campus units

February 1, 2022
Updates due from campus units about where they are in their planning process. Units may submit a first draft if it is complete for feedback from the EDI Office.

March 15, 2022
Campus units submit the first draft of their Strategy for Tomorrow plans

April 15, 2022
Feedback/revisions on unit-based back Strategy for Tomorrow plans shared from the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Chief Operating Officer, and the Office of General Counsel.

May 16, 2022
Final Strategy for Tomorrow unit plans due

July 1, 2022 – July 1, 2027
Strategy for Tomorrow university-wide and unit plans begin. Campus units report mid-year and annually on the EDI and anti-racism progress for their units to the EDI Office and their immediate supervisors:

  • Y1: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023
  • Y2: July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024
  • Y3: July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025
  • Y4: July 1, 2025-June 30, 2026
  • Y5: July 1, 2026-June 30, 2027

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Strategy for Tomorrow University-Wide Planning Committee

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Anneliese Singh, Shelby Norman, and Eva Silvestre) with the support of the President, Provost, and Chief Operating Officer convened a university-wide planning committee to review the EDI Inventory (an environmental scan of Tulane's EDI and anti-racism initiatives) and the Strategy for Tomorrow focus group findings.

  1. Amjad Ayoubi (Newcomb-Tulane College)
  2. Carolyn Barber-Pierre (Student Affairs and Intercultural Life)
  3. Ron Blanton (School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine)
  4. Brad Booke (Admission and Retention Initiatives)
  5. Paula Booke (Center for Academic Equity)
  6. Joseph Bull (School of Science and Engineering)
  7. Edson Cabalfin (School of Architecture)
  8. Julio Diaz (Human Resources)
  9. Ted Fee (School of Business)
  10. Will Ferbos (Office of the President)
  11. Jamieka Charvi Greer (Deputy Athletics Director, Academic Services/SWA)
  12. Lezlie Griffin (School of Law)
  13. Germaine Gross (School of Liberal Arts)
  14. Deidre Hayes (School of Social Work)
  15. Bennetta Horne (School of Medicine)
  16. Emily Kutler (University Student Government)
  17. Ilianna Kwaske (School of Professional Advancement)
  18. Hongbing Liu (School of Medicine)
  19. Alysia Loshbaugh (Information Technology)
  20. Camila Pititto Laforga (International Student Association)
  21. Pat Randolph (Director of the Goldman Center for Student Accessibility)
  22. Rebecca Snedeker (New Orleans Center for the Gulf South)
  23. Kamiya Stewart (Graduate and Professional Student Association)
  24. Judy Vitrano (Office of the Chief Operating Officer)
  25. Kady Weingart (Office of the Provost)
     
The Strategy for Tomorrow unit-based chairs and committee members are listed below:
A.B. Freeman School of Business

Committee Lead: Sheri Tice

Members:

  • Roz Butler
  • Saeede Eftekhari
  • Sanda Groome
  • Zoe Lu
  • Anyi Ma
  • Lenore Mason
  • Sharon Moore
  • Erica Neely
  • Zack Rubin
  • William Stegbauer
  • Sheri Tice
  • Erick Valentine
  • Myke Yest

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Eva Silvestre
Admissions and Enrollment Management

Committee Leads: Angel Carter, Colette Raphel and Roland Keller

Members:

  • Neill Aguiluz

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Eva Silvestre
  • Danette Saylor
  • Anneliese Singh
  • Shelby Norman
Advancement

Committee Leads: Linda Peal and Hailey Lange Macdonald

Members:

  • Kirby Messinger
  • Luann Dozier
  • Nicole Bush
  • Lori Hurvitz
  • Alicia Hawkes
  • Sara Moise
  • Quinn Armstrong
  • Morgan England
  • Treb Winegar
  • Kristen Marx
  • Lucy Steven
  • Aysha Jones
  • Nicole Arceneaux
  • Jalin Carter
  • Charles Keyes

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Anneliese Singh
Alumni Events and Volunteer Engagement

Committee Lead: Nicole Bush

Members:

  • Jered Bocage
  • Max Yanker
  • Amanda Duhon
  • Sarah Basinger
  • Geneva Longlois-Marney
  • Caitlin Gottstine
  • Sara Moise
  • Denise Breaux
  • Christiana Lederman

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Shelby Norman
Assessment and Institutional Research

Committee Lead: Jessica Shedd

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Eva Silvestre
Athletics

Committee Lead: Charvi Greer

Members:

  • Jana Woodson
  • Adrian Myers
  • Tori Ector
  • Jada Buckner
  • Erinn Banks
  • Scott Mitchell
  • Liz Ziegler
  • Lorne Robertson
  • Eyal Zimet
  • Leah Stancil
  • Mark Booras
  • Gigi Williamson
  • Sierra Cheatham

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Shelby Norman
  • Danette Saylor
Campus Services

See Chief Operating Officer (COO) Plan

Centers (Murphy, Cowen, Stone Center, Taylor Center and Newcomb Art Museum)
  • The Murphy Institute: John Howard
  • The Cowen Institute: Amanda Hill
  • The Stone Center for Latin American Studies: Edie Wolfe
  • The Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking: Rebecca Otten
  • Newcomb Art Museum: Maurita Poole
Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Committee Lead: Toni Weiss

Members:

  • Liv Newman
  • Donata Henry
  • Eunice Ofori
  • Antoinette Mills
  • Eric Roque
  • Ariel McFarland

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Shelby Norman
Center for Public Service

Committee Lead: Agnieszke Nance

Members:

  • Diana Soto-Olson
  • Maurice Smith
  • Michael Pizzolatto

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Shelby Norman
Chief Operating Officer
Finance COO Office/Budget/Controller/Treasury/Investments/Contract & Procurement

Committee Lead: Gina Bertrand

Members:

  • Lanissa Grogan-Stewart
  • Bobby Magee
  • Heather Hargrave
  • Lelia Peyronnin
  • Julia Mord
  • Michael Dirnbauer
  • Tamara Simmons
Human Relations - OIE/HR/TULI/ Government Relations

Committee Lead: Jonathan Small

Members:

  • Douglas Nicholas
  • Karen D'Arcy
  • Chloe Simoneaux
  • Tiffany Smith
  • Rob Hailey
  • Kim Fleming
  • Sharon Courtney
  • Lauren Jardell
Risk & Safety - ERM, Audit, TUPD

Committee Lead: Angela Sutton

Members:

  • Diane Surla
  • Karen Douglas
  • Donald Veals
  • Chief Kirk Bouyelas
  • Captain Alberto Alonso
  • Sergeant David Harris
  • Officer Shannon Guidry
  • Blair David
  • Thompson Murray
IT/Project Management

Committee Leads: Sheldon Jones and Melissa Lang

Members:

  • Alysia Loshbaugh
  • Mary Barron
  • Dustin Gaspard
  • Angel Williams
  • Jai Shankar
  • Christi Longlois
  • John Patrick
Campus Operations

Committee Leads: Brian Johnson and Kelly Venable Carroll

Members:

  • Dede Lawrence
  • Gary Dauphin
  • Miisha (Meme) Delavallade
  • John Lange
  • Jadii Joseph
  • Reagan LeCesne
  • Pam Palmer
  • Dena Chandler
  • Laura Persich
Facilities & Campus Development

Committee Lead: Amanda Rivera

Members:

  • Randy Philipson
  • Dani Galloway
  • Lee Lowery
  • Mike Duceung
  • Stephen Rovira
  • Kizzy Carmouche
  • Kevin Morgan
  • Bob Turner
  • Felicia Bosley
  • Ivis Garcia

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Eva Silvestre
  • Shelby Norman
  • Danette Saylor
Communications

Commitee Lead: Aryanna Gamble

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Shelby Norman
  • Danette Saylor
  • Anneliese Singh
General Counsel

Commitee Lead: Howard Boyd

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Committee Leads: Mike Cunningham and Jennifer O’Brien Brown

Members:

  • Briana Mohan

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Danette Saylor
Information Technology
See Chief Operating Officer (COO) Plan
 
Libraries

Committee Lead: Dorothy Mackendrick

Members:

  • Cardell Ross, Jr.
  • Brittani Starr
  • Greer Robinson
  • Melissa Weber
  • Cate Peebles
  • Lisa Hooper
  • Courtney Kearney
  • Erin Kinchen-Addicks

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Shelby Norman
Newcomb Institute

Committee Lead: Julie Henriquez Aldana

Members:

  • Gabe Christian-Sola
  • Clare Daniel
  • Geneva Longlois-Marney
  • Julie Qiu, Chloe Raub
  • Lauren Wethers
  • Laura Wolford

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Eva Silvestre
Newcomb-Tulane College

Committee Lead: Lee Skinner

Members:

  • Celeste Lay
  • Kelly Grant
  • Edward Cruz
  • Beth Wilson

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Eva Silvestre
President's Office

Committee Lead: Caroline Friou

Members:

  • Kerry Stockwell
  • Will Ferbos

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Eva Silvestre
  • Shelby Norman
  • Danette Saylor
Primate Center

Committee Lead: Shannon Aicklen

Members:

  • Celeste Coleman
  • Tessera Crockett
  • Jeffery Crosby
  • Monica Embers, PhD
  • Tracy Fisher, PhD
  • Theresa Glissman
  • Nadia Golden
  • Giselle McKinney
  • Tammy Naramore
  • Geetha Parthasarathy, PhD
  • Leslie Tate

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Danette Saylor, PhD
Provost's Office

Committee Leads: Kady Weingart and Anneliese Singh

Members:

  • M.A. “Tonette” Krousel-Wood
  • Robin Forman
  • Jessica Shedd
  • Michael Cunningham
  • Ana López
  • Laila Hlass
  • Gabriel Feldman

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Eva Silvestre
  • Shelby Norman
  • Danette Saylor
Research

Committee Leads: Roxanne Johnson and Anne-Marie Job

Members:

  • Rose Douglas
  • Sheila Garrison
    proxy: Hanna Rasanen
  • Kara Mcqueen-Borden
  • Patrick Mills
  • Brian Weimer
    proxy: Chris Dressler
  • Jessica Witcher

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Eva Silvestre
  • Danette Saylor
Risk/TUPD

See Chief Operating Officer (COO) Plan

School of Architecture

Committee Lead: Edson Cabalfin

Members:

  • Kenneth Schwartz
  • Margarita Jover
  • Benjamin Smith
  • Marianne Desmarais
  • Laura Blokker
  • Emily Parsons
  • Naomi Englar

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Eva Silvestre
School of Law

Committee Lead: Catherine Hancock

Members:

  • Adam Feibelman
  • Tonya Jupiter
  • Saru Matambanadzo
  • Katie Schwartzmann
  • Mary Yanik
  • Abby Gaunt
  • Lezlie Griffin
  • David Weinberg
  • Treb Winegar

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Danette Saylor
School of Liberal Arts

Committee Leads: Brian Edwards and Holly Flora

Members:

  • Germaine Gross
  • Rebecca Snedecker

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Eva Silvestre
  • Danette Saylor
School of Medicine

Committee Leads: Bennetta Horne and Jorge Valentin Diaz

Members:

  • Vironka Davis
  • Cecilia Gambala
  • Robert Hoover
  • Prasad Katakam
  • Myo Myint
  • David Mushatt
  • Nakeisha Pierre
  • Minolfa Prieto
  • Rachel Turner
  • Laurianne Wild

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Shelby Norman
  • Danette Saylor
School of Professional Advancement

Committee Leads: Suri Duitch and Cynthia Washington

Members:

  • Rebecca Carr
  • Stoney Gaddy
  • Tamar Gregorian
  • Alicia Jasmin
  • Philip Lopez  
  • Delila Omerbašić
  • Christa Payne
  • Alexis Stone
  • Christopher Watts

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Eva Silvestre
  • Shelby Norman
School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Committee Lead: Susan Cheng

Members:

  • Aubrey Madkour
  • Alicia Battle
  • Venessa Williams
  • Christine Arcari
  • Angela Breckenridge
  • Ronald Blanton

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Danette Saylor
School of Science and Engineering

Committee Lead: Marie Dillon Dahleh

Members:

  • Michael Moore
  • Shusheng Wang
  • Vijay John
  • Ram Mettu
  • Michelle Lacey
  • Laurie O'Brien
  • Ehab A Meselhe
  • Kyle straub
  • Caz Taylor
  • Jiang Wei
  • Kastie Black
  • Russ Schmehl
  • Tonya Durdin
  • Jarmell McGill

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Danette Saylor
School of Social Work

Committee Leads: Reggie Parquet, Deidre Hayes and Cecilia Suarez

Members:

  • Susan Davies
  • Missy Malone
  • Kathy Oquelí McGraw
  • Catherine McKinley
  • Amanda Rosales
  • Lane Luneau
  • Jessica Alder

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Danette Saylor
Student Affairs

Committee Leads: Carolyn Barber Pierre and Laura Osteen

EDI Office Liaisons:

  • Anneliese Singh
  • Eva Silvestre
  • Danette Saylor
  • Shelby Norman
Title IX

Committee Leads: Julia Broussard, Marcus Foster and Austen Williams

EDI Office Liaison:

  • Shelby Norman

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Strategy for Tomorrow – Focus Group Findings

The following 11 themes were identified in the Strategy for Tomorrow focus groups conducted by an external consulting group with over 300 Tulane community members participating in over 70 focus groups:

  1. Community Engagement-Relations with NOLA
  2. Accurate and Updated Data and Greater Transparency on Campus Demographics
  3. Diverse Leadership Representation
  4. Consistent and Sustainable EDI Strategy
  5. Food Providers and Other Contractors
  6. Campus Communication Plan
  7. Cultural Competency
  8. Understand Systemic/Structural Racism and Its Impact on the Community
  9. Understanding Tulane’s History
  10. Equity and Inclusion….Processes and Procedures
  11. Supplier Diversity

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Values Guiding Our EDI and Anti-Racism Work

The University Strategy for Tomorrow Committee members identified 10 values helpful to consider in guiding the development of the university and unit-based plans and our EDI and anti-racism initiatives and evaluations of our progress. The President’s Office is convening a Values Project that will identify values for the entire university.

  • Justice
  • Innovation
  • Empathy
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Community
  • Continuous Learning
  • Respect
  • Intentionality
  • Courage

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Contact Us

If you have questions about the Strategy for Tomorrow, please contact us:

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