Thursday, July 16, 2015


Summer might be slow, but we've racked up a few awards lately.

First, our athletic director was named today as the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators 2015 administrator of the year. She's won numerous award this year, as well as completed a doctorate.

Last week our board chair was named HBCU alumnus of the year by HBCU Digest. Mike has been working on a landmark HBCU case in Maryland dealing with equitable funding.

Finally, Money Magazine unveiled their college rankings. I'm not a true rankings fan since most focus on inputs, but many say Money does a better job focusing on quality of education, affordability and outcomes. Only 736 out of over 4,000 colleges and universities made the cut, so being #625 places us in the top 15% of all schools.  Only 6 Louisiana schools made the list (out of 20+ 4 year schools). We were #4 in Louisiana right behind Tulane which came in at #620, and the only Louisiana school that got a grade of A for value-added, which assesses our performance with students from similar backgrounds nationally.

Which is something I've said all the while. We do a great job helping students perform beyond usual metrics.