Friday, April 26, 2013

Learning from the Superstars

This week I invited a group of exceptional seniors to give us feedback on their Dillard experience. We do lots of surveying on campus,but I find it good to do qualitative surveying as well. Simply asking open ended questions can be extremely useful, and we received geat feedback.

This group isvery impressive, and they gave us not only suggestions for improvement but also what we've done well.

The Prez

Thursday, April 18, 2013

BRAIN FOOD: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

Tonight we kicked off BRAIN FOOD: The Dillard University President's Lecture Series.Over 400 people came out for the start of regular lectures on campus, and I was exited to host them. Special thanks to Harrah's for providing lodging during the series.

As always, Michael Eric Dyson shuts it down. Tonight he talked about our history of oppressing groups in this nation, and how African Americans unfortunately have done the same. So he challenged us to fight for justice for people regardless of race, class, gender or sexual orientation. It was good stuff!

BRAIN FOOD will resume in September. Hope you'll come out.

The Prez

Monday, April 8, 2013

On the way home...

On the way back from the Bleu Pride Rising Tour from Los Angeles, I bumped into a former Albany State Unuiversity student who is a bodyguard. He introduced me to his client...

... K Michelle. Some of you know her from Love and Hip Hop. Found out she is a FAMU grad and about to do a college tour. Maybe she'll swing through Dillard?
So I then go to my gate and get on the plane. After a few minutes I look up at the person about to sit next to me, and it was Lisa Leslie. Through conversation I learn that her niece is a Dillard student and plays for our women's basketball team. So it wasn't a surprise when our AD sent me a note saying she was on campus with the team today.
She gave them some great pointers after watching them practice. Definitely a great experience for our students.
The Prez

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Best University Theater Production

Congrats to DU Theater for being named Best University production for Two Trains Running. They are just starting their spring production, Dreamgirls!

Read the list of all the winners here:

Best University Theater Production 2013!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Honors Day 2013

Last Tuesday we celebrated Honors Day at Dillard. Our speaker was DU alumnus Rep. Patrick Jefferson. He served Dillard at one time as the Dean of Students.

A large number of students were recognized for their academic excellence. It is definitely one of my favorite events in higher education.

The Prez