Shawn Abbott named new dean of admission

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

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Abbott joins Tulane from Temple University and will start the role Sept. 6. (Gabe Darley)

Shawn Abbott was named Tulane University’s new vice president for enrollment management and dean of admission, the school announced Wednesday. 

Abbott will join Tulane on Sept. 6. He fills the role left by former dean of admission Satyajit Dattagupta, who announced in January he would accept a role at Northeastern University. 

Abbott has held leadership roles in admissions at NYU, Stanford and Columbia, among other universities. He is currently vice provost for admissions, financial aid and enrollment management at Temple University.

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