Board extends President Mike Fitts’ tenure through 2026

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

A Hullabaloo archive photo of President Mike Fitts addressing the issue of sexual violence as part of Tulane’s All In Initiative.

President Mike Fitts will lead Tulane University through at least 2026, after the school’s board announced Tuesday their unanimous vote to extend his tenure. 

In a university-wide email, Carol Lavin Bernick, the board’s chair, said Fitts’ eight-year-legacy of success motivated the decision, citing a 50 percent increase in sponsored research awards, a doubled endowment and physical upgrades to campuses in downtown and uptown New Orleans. 

Fitts joined Tulane in 2014. 

“It has been an amazing eight years and we can’t wait to see what President Fitts has in store for the future,” Bernick said.  

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