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Dillard University: A Year in Review and Preparing for 2024

As we transition into the new year, let’s take a moment to recap the significant events and achievements that defined Dillard University’s path throughout 2023, while also looking forward to the prospects of 2024.

Academic Excellence:

Dillard University’s faculty members demonstrated notable achievements in 2023, obtaining awards and securing research funding, indicating their commitment to quality education.

  • Dr. Monique Guillory, Ph.D., assumed the position of Provost and Chief Academic and Enrollment Officer, bringing her extensive expertise to the university’s leadership.

Student Success:

Throughout 2023, Dillard students flourished, obtaining scholarships and internships, setting the stage for promising futures. The Class of 2023 achieved high academic honors, highlighting the university’s academic prowess.

  • Ayo Davis ’98, President of Disney Branded Television and a Dillard University trustee, was featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Women in Entertainment Power 100, underscoring the achievements of Dillard’s alumni.

Community Outreach:

In 2023, Dillard University actively engaged with the community, celebrating its heritage and guiding future leaders. National Law School Signing Day provided aspiring lawyers with a unique opportunity to commence their careers.

  • Dillard University hosted the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers open house workshop, fostering an environment conducive to learning and exploration in STEM fields.
  • The university participated in Giving Tuesday, successfully raising over $500,000 for scholarships and community initiatives, reflecting the commitment of Dillard’s supporters to higher education.

Sports Triumphs:

Dillard’s athletes experienced a notable year, with the baseball team securing the 2023 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship, and the Cheer Devils achieving their first competitive victory.

  • The inaugural Dillard University baseball team made history with their championship win, demonstrating the university’s dedication to excellence.

Generous Support:

In 2023, Dillard University received substantial philanthropic support, including a $700,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a $100,000 contribution from the BeyGOOD Foundation.

  • The generous contributions from organizations such as the BeyGOOD Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation continues to reinforce Dillard’s mission of providing quality education.

Cultural and Artistic Flourishing:

The year 2023 saw a vibrant arts scene at Dillard, with the Department of Theatre presenting “Knock Me a Kiss,” and students benefiting from a partnership with Warner Chappell Music, offering exclusive access to the music industry.

  • Dillard’s commitment to the arts was evident through outstanding theatrical productions and innovative partnerships, enhancing the university’s cultural landscape.

Alumni Impact:

Dillard’s alumni remained actively engaged and supportive, contributing to the university’s success in various capacities. Their achievements and dedication to their alma mater served as a source of inspiration for the Dillard community.

As we move into 2024, we anticipate building upon these accomplishments and achieving new milestones. To stay informed about these events and remain updated on Dillard University’s journey, please visit Dillard University News