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Michael A. Fitts

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15Th President

Phone: (504) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: f***@***.edu
Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
United States

Company Description: Tulane University, founded in 1834 in New Orleans, is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in architecture,...   more
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Education

  • bachelor of arts
    Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • juris doctor
  • JD , support of interdisciplinary research and teaching
    Yale
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Michael A. Fitts
15th President of Tulane University
Michael A. Fitts, dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 15th president of Tulane University.
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Fitts will begin his term on July 1, when current President Scott Cowen retires after 16 years of service.
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A native of Philadelphia, Fitts earned a bachelor of arts from Harvard University in 1975. Inspired by the film To Kill a Mockingbird and its heroic protagonist, attorney Atticus Finch, Fitts enrolled in law school at Yale University. He became an editor of the Yale Law Journal and earned his juris doctor in 1979. Fitts began teaching at Penn in 1985 after serving as a clerk for civil rights advocate Judge Leon Higginbotham and as an attorney in the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel.
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Fitts has also written extensively on administrative law, presidential power, the separation of powers, improving the structure of political parties and executive branch decision-making.
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- President-elect Michael Fitts
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Mike not only meets these aspirations, he far exceeds them in every respect. He has a proven record of success at the top levels of higher education. He is extremely smart but unbelievably humble. He promises to be a great leader for Tulane and the city.
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Mike possesses the rare combination of an affable personality and a keenly perceptive mind that will enable him to lead Tulane during this time of profound change and evolution in higher education.
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When Michael Fitts was appointed dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000, legal education, like the profession itself, was at the beginning of a years-long boom.
February 11, 2014
UPenn Almanac: Penn law dean Michael A. Fitts named president of Tulane University Michael A. Fitts, dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has been named president of Tulane University in New Orleans.
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Who were those who came before Tulane President Scott Cowen and president-elect Michael Fitts?
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President-elect Michael Fitts makes a strong impression on the Tulane University community. View the video.
February 5, 2014
NOLA.com: Tulane's new president inspired by 'Atticus Finch' In all of the speeches of praise and gratitude that welcomed Michael Fitts on Tuesday (Feb. 4) as Tulane University's next president, everyone overlooked the person who had made the moment possible: Harper Lee.
New Wave: Crowd pleaser Standing ovations were in order in the Lavin-Bernick Center at the announcement of Michael A. Fitts as president-elect of Tulane University.
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Michael A. Fitts, dean of the University of Pennsylvania law school since 2000, has been named president of Tulane University in New Orleans and will take over there July 1.
February 4, 2014
Chronicle of Higher Education: U. of Pennsylvania Law Dean Will Be Tulane U.'s Next President Tulane University on Tuesday named Michael A. Fitts, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's law school, to be its next president.
New Wave: Embracing the future "Wow" was the first word out of the mouth of Michael Fitts, president-elect of Tulane University, when he was introduced on campus. View the video.
New Wave: The jacket Fitts Tulane President Scott Cowen gives president-elect Michael Fitts a well-worn sports coat in Tulane green.
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New Wave: President-elect Michael Fitts ready for challenge of leading Tulane "I love Tulane and what it stands for," Michael A. Fitts, president-elect of Tulane University, says at his introduction to the university community on Tuesday (Feb. 4).
NOLA.com: President-designate of New Orleans' Tulane University debuts to a rapturous reception In a ceremony that quickly morphed into a love fest, punctuated repeatedly by hugs and standing ovations, University of Pennsylvania Law School Dean Michael Fitts was proclaimed Tulane University's next president Tuesday (Feb. 4) afternoon.
Sacramento Bee: Ivy League Law Dean Named New President of Tulane University Michael A. Fitts, dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 15th president of Tulane University.
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"I look forward to working with Mr. Fitts in his new capacity as President of Tulane University," Sen.
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