About Us


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One of the many initiatives of a Plan for Now was launching the Tulane University Leadership Institute (TULI), which seeks to identify and nurture future university leaders while enhancing the skills, insight, and vision of current leaders. The Tulane University Leadership Institute is directed by @Robert Hailey, Executive Director, and @Kim Fleming, Director.

The Institute’s offerings include the Emerging Leaders Program and the Anti-Racism Leadership Program, both of which welcomed their first cohorts of faculty and staff in January 2021. In September 2022, TULI will be accepting nominations and applications for the 2023 Programs.

The Leadership Institute’s faculty and facilitators are committed to a purposeful curriculum that will demand deep reflection, openness to new ways of learning, self-awareness, and will encourage alignment of professional ambitions with university aspirations. We have no doubt that the yearlong experiences offered by the Leadership Institute will have a profound and long-lasting impact on the personal and professional lives of the participants as we prepare them to become the next leaders of a truly great university.  

Michael A. Fitts, President
Patrick Norton, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Robin Forman, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

          Our Guiding Principles


Foundational to the practices and offerings of the Tulane University Leadership Institute are four guiding principles:

1. Constant dedication to promoting the importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

2. A Growth Mindset approach to learning and development

3. Diverse and strong community-based engagement

4. Transformational leadership and learning


            Meet the TULI Team

Robert Hailey

Executive Director

Kim Fleming