Years: 2022

Dillard visual arts students participate in Luna Fête

Campus News

Dillard University’s visual arts students have created an animation that will be featured in Arts New Orleans’ Luna Fête. The event is December 15 – 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The student piece entitled, “Art Chief” (listed as the working title “Muriele and the Moonchief)” is located at the intersection of John Churchill Chase Street and Convention Center Boulevard in front of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Dillard wins BizTech Challenge for the first time

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Dillard found a new place to establish a legacy by winning the 2022 Nexus Louisiana BizTech Challenge during Bayou Classic weekend. It is the first time that Dillard won the seven year-old pitch competition. Victoria Hardy, a senior mass communication major, made a pitch that earned $7,500 to fund Establish Student, a personal development digital platform committed to the overall wellbeing of the student.

Dillard extends collaboration with Japan’s Shibaura Institute of Technology

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Dillard University and the Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) have agreed to extend and strengthen a collaborative relationship which includes international research, an exchange of faculty/staff and students, and the development of an engineering English program for Japanese students, in addition to other activities. The agreement was extended after Professor Miryala Muralidhar, board of councilor of SIT, visited Dillard in October.

Dillard announces Stephanie Rogers as advancement EVP

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Dr. Rochelle L. Ford, president of Dillard University, has announced that Stephanie Rogers will be joining the University as its new executive vice president of institutional advancement and development. In her role, Rogers will serve as Dillard’s chief fundraiser and advancement officer while also serving as a key member of the president’s cabinet. Rogers will step into the role January 1, 2023.

Dillard introduces ‘Write Your Legacy’ brand evolution campaign

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Dillard University has introduced its brand evolution campaign, “Write Your Legacy.” The initiative was created after the University partnered with Columbus, Ohio based marketing firm Ologie to research and craft the University’s value proposition. The updated brand guidelines, toolkit, merchandise and more can be found at

Fall ’22 meeting features revealing wrinkle for Board of Trustees

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On November 11, Dillard’s Board of Trustees met for their annual fall meeting. The University’s new president, Dr. Rochelle Ford, added a wrinkle to the meeting by taking the board members for a tour of the campus and engaging them in interactive exercises. “I don’t want this to be a dog and pony show,” said Ford the day of the meeting. The eighth president of Dillard wanted the board to see every aspect of the campus including areas that need to be addressed. To view the photo story in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

Dillard to construct new 200-bed residence hall near campus

Campus News

Dillard University has closed on a loan to build a residential facility that will be located near the campus, where a previous University apartment complex once stood. The new 200-bed residence hall will be located less than a mile from campus at 4141 Norman Mayer Avenue. The closing marked the culmination of a six-month process with the U.S. Department of Education’s Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program which provided the University with a $41 million loan to complete the project.

Joseph Price joins Dillard as men’s head basketball coach

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Dillard University has announced that Joseph Price has taken over as head coach of the men’s basketball program. A former stand-out player at the University of Notre Dame and a former professional basketball player, Price brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in college player development, scouting and coaching to the Bleu Devils.

Attorney Kim Boyle to deliver 2022 Ortique lecture

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Kim M. Boyle, Esq. will serve as the speaker for Dillard University’s annual Justice Revius O. Ortique Jr. Lecture on Law and Society, 7 p.m., November 17 in the Georges Auditorium in Dillard’s Professional Schools Building. Boyle is the vice-managing partner at Phelps Dunbar’s New Orleans office and a member of Dillard’s board of trustees. She also serves on the executive board of the University’s Center for Racial Justice.

Surviving breast cancer

From the Oaks

For people who are independent and self-reliant, asking for help can be hard. That was the sentiment for Sheila Judge, director of Disability and Title IX coordinator, during her battle with breast cancer. Although the mother and career woman was determined to maintain a sense of normalcy in her daily life, there were certain things she could no longer do. Learning to rely on and trust family and friends for help was an important lesson she learned throughout the process, and she encourages others to do the same. 

Black turnout will likely determine control of the U.S. Senate


Louisiana voters will go to the polls on Nov. 8 to fill a wide variety of offices. In addition to local elections, congressional midterms will also be on the ballot. At the top of the ballot will be the office of U.S. Senator. Louisiana is not considered a swing state in determining which party controls the Senate, but control of the Senate has a direct effect on the lives of the state’s residents.

Dillard president: Despite enrollment dip, New Orleans’ future bright as higher education destination


As the newest college president in New Orleans, I was intrigued by the Oct. 11 article, “Fewer students are enrolling in New Orleans area colleges and universities.” I understand the real enrollment challenges expressed by my higher education colleagues, but I am optimistic. Regardless of these challenges, New Orleans remains one of the most attractive U.S. destinations for college students.