FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2023
Contact: Danielle Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW ORLEANS — Today, President Rochelle Ford, along with Stephanie Rogers, executive vice president of institutional advancement, welcomed Louisiana State Treasurer John Schroder and president of the Southern Strategy Group, Rodney Braxton, to Dillard’s campus for a meet and greet and campus tour.
The group kicked-off the tour by strolling down the spacious green Oaks as Ford discussed the progress being made on campus, as well as the work that needs to be done.
Dillard’s campus is lively and energetic on Fridays and was a great sight for the group to enjoy along the tour. Members of Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority, Inc. were chanting at the flagpole, the Dillard Diamonds dance team set-up a table to solicit donations for the team’s expenses and received a generous donation from Braxton, and the tennis team were hard at work on the court as they took on Loyola University New Orleans.
While on the tour, the group visited Kearny Dining Hall where they sat amongst students, faculty and staff and enjoyed some Southern fried catfish, a staple dish for many New Orleanians on a Friday.
Both Schroder and Braxton witnessed the importance of HBCUs and its ability to provide a safe space for community, self expression and growth for its students, and why it is imperative for the University to continue to receive resources to help cultivate leaders who can make positive contributions to the city, state and nation.
About Dillard University
Dillard University is a historically Black institution that cultivates leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place. Located in New Orleans, Dillard is a private faith-based liberal arts university that offers 22 majors and two certificate programs. Ranked 5th on 2021 The New York Times Overall Mobility Index and 14th in 2022 by Academic Influence for Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship, Dillard’s call to future leaders is to Write Your Legacy. Find out more about Louisiana’s oldest HBCU by visiting www.dillard.edu.