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When Suri Duitch arrived at Tulane University to take over as the dean of the School of Continuing Studies, she saw a need to rebrand. Renaming her unit the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA), Suri led an involved process that included collecting internal data, giving her the good, the bad and the ugly about the school. On this episode, we learn that the rebranding process was about more than changing SoPA’s name and look. It was about changing the culture. Suri shares how SoPA attracted “ambitious builders,” the change she saw in SoPA’s job applicants, and how SoPA gained a reputation within Tulane as an “excellent place to work.”


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About the Podcast

Eddie Francis


Eddie Francis

Eddie Francis is a marketing and communications professional, speaker, and award-winning mass media veteran. He dedicates his time to helping people and organizations express the value of their identities so that their brands stand out. Eddie produces and hosts the “For Our Edification” podcast as well as the Enrollify Podcast Network’s “I Wanna Work There!” He also presents “The Black Greek Success Program” to show members of African American fraternities and sororities how to enhance their leadership skills as well as “Lectures to Livelihood” to help college students prepare for career opportunities. Eddie launched his career with one of New Orleans’ top-ranked radio stations. He became known as “Fast Eddie,” the producer of the wildly popular “C.J. & Company” morning show on WQUE-FM. He later moved on to co-produce and contribute to the award-winning “Sunday Journal with Hal Clark” on WYLD-FM where he earned the Press Club of New Orleans’ Best Radio Entertainment Feature award for his interview with Rwandan genocide survivor Immaculée Ilibagiza. Eddie also produced Q93’s weekly show, “Real Talk.”

Suri Duitch


Suri Duitch

Suri Duitch is dean of the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement, a school within Tulane that offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a range of applied fields, largely to working adults, and holds the additional title of vice president of academic innovation. Suri came to Tulane to lead the school in 2016 from the City University of New York, where she oversaw adult education, workforce development, service learning, and initiatives with tech, healthcare and other major New York City industries. She focuses on offering innovative, high quality, and accessible education programs, both in New Orleans and online, to a highly diverse student body. Suri has a B.A. in English from Columbia University, an M.S.W. in community organizing from Hunter College-CUNY, and a Ph.D. in urban education from the CUNY Graduate Center.

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