Feb 052014

Michael Fitts (via Tulane public relations)

Michael Fitts (via Tulane public relations)

University of Pennsylvania Law School Dean Michael Fitts will become the 15th president of Tulane University when Tulane President Scott Cowen retires July 1, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.

Fitts, a Philadelphia native, has been teaching at Penn since 1985 and was named its law dean in 2000, expanding its cross-disciplinary degree offerings, growing the faculty, doubling student financial aid and expanding its endowment by more than 250 percent, according to Tulane’s announcement.

Tulane has created a website about Fitts at tulane.edu/presidentelect.

  One Response to “Penn law school dean named next president of Tulane”

  1. Big shoes to fill.

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