Tulane President Michael Fitts



President Michael A. Fitts


“The buzz surrounding research at Tulane University is louder than ever before. Our explosion in reach and impact moves every part of the university forward as we continue to build a world-class international research enterprise and create solutions to the world’s most intractable problems.”


State of the University, Fall 2023

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State of the University


“This has truly been ‘The Year of the Green Wave,’ marked by record-breaking moments of ambition, triumph, expansion and transformation. As a university, Tulane is at the precipice of something special – something unique within the landscape of higher education. At the center of this historic momentum and impact is a culture personified by every single one of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and friends.”

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President Fitts chats with students on the uptown campus

About President Fitts

Michael A. Fitts, one of the country’s foremost higher education leaders, is the fifteenth president of Tulane University. Since joining Tulane in 2014, President Fitts has repositioned the university by capitalizing on its distinctive strengths: a unique history and location; a manageable size and academic structure; and an innovative and relational culture. Under his leadership, by leveraging these attributes Tulane has become a world-class academic environment that fosters path-breaking interdisciplinary research, innovative teaching, a diverse and inclusive campus culture, and a holistic student experience.

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