Campus News

It’s the top school in the world: Arlan Hamilton and her mother, Earline Butler Sims ‘71, on choosing Dillard for their mother-daughter scholarship

Venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton and her mother, Dillard alumna Earline Butler Sims. Photo: @ArlanWasHere (Twitter)

Venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton and her mother, Dillard alumna Earline Butler Sims. Photo: @ArlanWasHere (Twitter)

By Lauren R.D. Fox, lfox@dillard.edu 
June 29, 2021

 

After suffering bouts of homelessness, Arlan Hamilton decided to buy a one-way ticket to San Francisco. Her plan? Enter the venture capital industry to secure funds for Black and LGBTQIA businesses. And while she was able to collect millions of dollars to give to underserved institutions, Hamilton became the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital and a best-selling author in the process. In an interview with Forbes, Hamilton shared how traditional capitalists miss the mark by not tapping into businesses that would yield a high return on investment because they are startups, people of color, or LGBTQIA-owned. “This is a time-sensitive matter. Every day that we're not doing this we're missing out on discovering someone brilliant who's not been allowed at the table,” Hamilton told journalist Moira Forbes. The self-taught Hamilton notes that her expertise in the music industry gave her an eye for what venture capitalists were missing. By studying that consumers are becoming more conscious about where they spend their money and time, Hamilton is laser-focused on increasing the percentage of venture dollars distributed to people who are not white, male, or straight. And while Hamilton plans on making capital funding more inclusive, she also wants to give undergraduate students a chance to thrive in college without worrying about how they or their parents will pay for it. 

 

Arlan Hamilton and her mother Earline Butler Sims '71In an interview with the Office of Communications and Marketing, Hamilton shares why she is launching the Arlan Hamilton and Earline Butler Sims ‘71 Scholarship at Dillard University and the importance of making sure everyone can accomplish their goals without money being a barrier. 

 

Dillard University (DU):  Tell us about yourself and your company Backstage Capital. 

Arlan Hamilton (AH):  I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and grew up in Dallas, Texas. I wrote a book, titled, “It’s About Damn Time” and have a weekly podcast called “Your First Million.” I’m a public speaker and my mother often comes with me to those engagements as she is (at the age of 72) highly engaged with the tech community. 

 

About a decade ago, I began working on Backstage Capital after learning about the disparities and amount of capital that goes to white men in the country. Ninety percent of venture and angel funding goes to white men despite them only making up a third of the United States’ population. So I knew something had to change about that. In the past five years, I have raised $20 million and invested in 200 companies led by women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders with my team at Backstage. 

 

DU:  Why did you create the scholarship at Dillard University? 

AH:  To honor my mother; she went to Dillard and talked about it fondly for as long as I have been alive. She believes it is a wonderful institution. I didn’t go to college--at the time, I felt it wasn’t right to leave my family due to the number of financial hardships. So when I got to this position, I felt like I could [invest money for a student]. I created two scholarships:  one at Oxford University and one at Dillard. [My mother and I] believe these are the top schools in the world. We want to enable people to go to school without financial hardships. 

 

DU:  One of the requirements for the Dillard scholarship is that the student must be a psychology major. Why is that? And why do you think this field is so important now more than ever. 

AH:  My mother was a psychology major, and discipline is important to us. Mental health for Black people is overlooked and a footnote (afterthought one, would say) [for many]. We have so much trauma as a people. I’ve had therapy over the years and, so have many of my friends. And it takes a lot of [time] to find a Black therapist. We want more highly qualified therapists, psychologists, and others to be out in the world. 

 

DU:  How do you think Gen-Z will bring about change with the mental health industry since there is red tape and gatekeeping? 

AH:  They are a very aware generation! I’m 40 and anyone who could essentially be my child seems like they are more [cognizant]. Many generations have been aware, coming from the Civil Rights Era to the 1990s. But I believe the stigma around mental health will be as high and strong as it was before. More and more people are talking about their feelings. Even when you look at [media] content -- Look at ["Red Table Talk"] Willow Smith interviewing Paris Jackson. I think we will see more of that [in the coming years]. 

 

Arlan Hamilton and her mother, Earline Sims ‘71, hope that this scholarship is one example of a scholarship launched at Dillard University. Hamilton invites others, who are alumni (or not) to create scholarships at Dillard. “It doesn’t have to be a full scholarship to be impactful. It can be a partial scholarship,” Hamilton said when our interview ended. She hopes this will be a jumping point for more resources to pour into the Jewel of Gentilly. 

 

Earline Butler Sims, Dillard University class of 1971Dillard University (DU):  Why was it important for you and your daughter to create a scholarship at Dillard University? 

Earline Butler Sims (ES):  I loved my time at Dillard University. [When I look back] I didn’t use my time in college as I should have. I want someone else to be able to utilize the [resources the college] provides. 

 

DU:  Can you give us insight on what college was like when you attended Dillard? 

ES:  I’m from Jackson, Mississippi, so I was a country girl going to the big city (New Orleans) [to attend Dillard University]. The year I enrolled at Dillard was 1967 and I was 18; I made lifelong friends and the professors were [prominent experts] in their field. My friends and I would try to make Dillard’s 6 p.m. weekend curfew while still enjoying a night out. Could you believe that Xavier was the Catholic school in the city and their curfew was midnight? [Laughs] We would have someone to sign our names for chapel Sunday morning. The theatre department was nationally recognized and Dillard gave its students a wealth of opportunities. There weren’t any computers when I went to college, either. During my time in college the major events were Martin Luther King Jr. passing and civil rights protests. One of my fond memories was of President Albert Dent not allowing the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) on campus [to make arrests] after students had been protesting. [His actions were important and spoke volumes]. Because it showed that once you were on Dillard’s campus, you were safe. 

 

DU:  Share what life was like after you graduated from Dillard. 

ES:  My junior year I worked as a flight service station trainee and was offered a full time position but I wanted to remain in school and graduate. So the September after I graduated from Dillard, I moved to Houston and worked there for two years as an air traffic control trainee and then I moved to Oklahoma City to work as a psychology technician at the ATC Academy for FAA. I interviewed and screened air traffic controllers and completed administrative paperwork, but that only lasted six months because Oklahoma wasn’t a right fit for me. From there, I worked on and off at several telecommunication companies in different roles. 

 

Earline Butler Sims, Dillard University class of 1971DU:  What advice would you give students who do not immediately go to graduate school or land their dream job after graduating from Dillard? 

ES:  It’s important to not be too hard on yourself and follow your own path. Own your experience and don’t internalize [if your path looks different from others]. If you have to know what you want to do; make your own goals and think about where you want to be five years from now. 

 

DU:  How did you define success for yourself since you were able to be job fluid throughout your life? 

ES:  I was rehired seven times for the phone company and while some people may seek out more traditional jobs, it’s important to know what works for you and to do that. If something doesn’t work for you, don’t be afraid to fail. The one thing about it is, there is always tomorrow; and tomorrow, you will be able to look at things in a completely different way. I changed my major from math to psychology-- and I loved math but psychology gave me some insight. Changing jobs is beneficial; I would always hire the people who have a variety of experiences. It also shows that you’re open and can look at things differently. 

 

DU:  What do you suggest for students who are on the fence about going to therapy or seeking out help from others? 

ES:  No one can do everything on their own. Everyone needs help. It is really hard to admit that you need help but no one is successful without people. Ask for [what you need], give help and find someone that you feel comfortable talking to--it can be a therapist or just a friend.

CAMPUS NEWS

Dillard to dedicate building to Michael and Shaun Jones

Mac Phipps to speak at Dillard for University Convocation

Dillard, Jewish Federation and ADL host discussion to combat racism, antisemitism

Dillard, Deuce McAllister, Omni Group and DePaul Community Health Centers secure PPE donations

HBCU community is urged to support IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act

Harris '77 and McDonald L.H.D. '15 to be inducted into National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

AD Barnes named Nell Jackson Nike Executive of the Year

Louisiana poet laureate, Dr. Mona Lisa Saloy, to hold inaugural reading

Darwish awarded patent for multi-beam laser invention

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra visits Dillard during “Build Back Better” visit

Center for Racial Justice participates in Black Philanthropy Month panel

Center for Racial Justice receives $1 million grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Jerika Edwards ‘23, Spencer Jones, ‘23 selected as 2021 White House Initiative’s HBCU Scholars

Dillard University to cover eligible students’ pandemic debt

Malcolm Gladwell welcomes President Kimbrough to “Revisionist History”

Arlan Hamilton, Earline Butler Sims, ‘71 choose Dillard for mother-daughter scholarship

Dillard to offer new major in health science, criminal justice online, other offerings for Fall 2021

Dillard and LSU Health Shreveport sign MOU to guarantee students medical school interviews

Dillard to host inaugural Women's Health Conference

Dillard trustee Frank Mason to retire after 25 years, three trustees to be added

Michael Ealy to the class of '21: 'Stay ready so you don't have to get ready'

Dillard receives $1M from the Ray Charles Foundation

Traelon Rodgers named a '21 valedictorian

Victoria Robertson named a '21 valedictorian

Community and Church Relations partners with DePaul Health for free community vaccinations 

Malcolm Gladwell visits Dillard as part of college ranking project

$1.4M U-RISE grant aims to enlarge diverse candidate pool in biomedical, research-focused careers

Michael Ealy to deliver 2021 commencement address

Dillard achieves top rankings with Study.com

Dillard to compete in Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Sweet Sixteen

Honors Convocation '21 set for March 23rd and 25th

Dillard names Shaun Lewis director of facilities

Attorney De'Jonique Carter named pre-law advisor

Dillard joins IBM-HBCU Quantum Center

Dillard partners will Legacies of American Slavery Network

Dillard to participate in Deep South Economic Mobility Collaborative

Dillard announces 2021-2022 artist in residence PJ Morton

#weDUthis Wednesday, a call for Dillard brand ambassadors

Women's basketball temporarily pauses all activities until January 19

Rebecca Armstrong-English '04 named Alumni Relations director

Shana Broussard '91 makes history as first Black FEC commissioner

Dillard alumna, social work giant Millie M. Charles passes away at 97

Saloy on the state of Black feminism

Psychology senior's research published in journal

Students earn training in reproductive justice advocacy

Community and Church Relations makes PPE donations

Dillard Theatre alumni present Regina Taylor's "VOTE!"

James Beard Foundation appoints Zella Palmer to its leadership committee

Kimbrough, '20 CityBusiness Women of the Year honoree

Baker '21 and Webber '23 win Coca-Cola internships

Center for Racial Justice to debut class on police brutality

Dillard one of the "50 Most Beautiful College Campuses"

Alumna Johnson-Eanes appointed president of CUNY-York College


Senior Smith selected HBCU Competitiveness Scholar


DU alumni featured in #20for20Grads campaign


Dillard places first in National HBCU Stock Market Challenge


Fos, Kellum, LSU Health Sciences professor collaborate for journal article about diabetes and COVID


Divine Nine author, speaker lends Dillard a helping hand
 

Alumnus Jericho Brown wins 2020 Pulitzer Prize


Hébert, Lesen, Fos named to COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force

President Kimbrough: "We are a resilient community in a resilient city."

Three earn full law school scholarships

DU IN THE NEWS

Kimbrough on $2B House proposal for HBCUs, MSIs: “It’s nonsensical.”

Palmer provides thoughts on Black chefs not getting their due in New Orleans

Saloy appears on the La. Conference of the United Methodist Church's "Louisiana NOW" podcast

Fact Check-Biden’s ambitious HBCU funding proposal challenged in Congress

Collins comments on city councilperson's DWI

Kimbrough comments on decades of underfunding Tennessee State University

Legacy of American Slavery lecture: Experts call for a more equitable tourism sector

Collins comments on Biden's slumping approval rating

Kimbrough sets the record straight on Biden administration and HBCUs, says Congress needs to increase funding

Broady comments on challenges of job seekers with criminal records amid labor shortages

Late Dillard professor Lawrence Reddick and the communal acts of Black history

Kimbrough on Biden's bill for HBCUs

Biden’s HBCU funding proposal falls from $45B to $2B

More than 20 HBCUs using federal CARES Act funding to erase students’ debt

Marissa Pittman '24 to co-host National Civil Rights Museum's virtual Student Forum

Esmail discusses racial issues behind cases of missing people of color

Collins visits "The Edge" to explain WHO's new air quality guidelines

Collins: Entergy New Orleans had "rare opportunity...to modernize its grid"

Alumna Rev. Linda Joseph honored by St. Mark United Methodist Church

Collins discusses the need for sensitivity training among FBI employees to deal with abuse cases

Kimbrough, alumna Ruth Simmons participate in Bloomberg panel on HBCUs

HBCUs slam restricted gifts that dominate

Sacramento Magazine profile on alumna, designer Lynnise Davis

Dillard's Chef Dennis Dunn, an example of adapting and innovating in the dining hall

Poems by Mona Lisa Saloy

Kyla Mayo '24 Organic & Natural Health Fund scholarship awardee

Bloomberg Live and UNCF collaborate to shine a spotlight on funding barriers at HBCUs via “HBCUs: The Path to Prosperity”

Alumnus Robertson named new CAO of Phoebe Physicians

Collins discusses how scholars study disasters on WWNO's "Louisiana Considered"

Becerra visit: White House health officials work to reduce COVID-19 spread in New Orleans

Broadway talks about how teaching became her passion in academia

Louisiana’s new poet laureate Mona Lisa Saloy is New Orleans, through and through

Kimbrough named a Georgia State University distinguished alumnus

Collins explains plight of security guard who did not evacuate for Hurricane Ida

Broady talks high unemployment among Black workers

Collins comments on state nursing school controversy

Student Derrick Webb talks about his research “Past, Present, and Future: The Historical Continuity of Medical Racism and COVID-19 vaccination within the Alabama Black Community”

How college students in the Gulf South feel about returning to campus

VP Barnes participates in Black Philanthropy Month panel focusing on Black men and boys

Social media coordinator Pierre participates in social media strategy roundtable discussion

Alumna Kalenda Eaton named director of Oklahoma research for the Black Homesteader Project of the National Park Service

Alumnus Marvis Kilgore talks Black men in teaching

AD Barnes talks athletics, student success on "In the Margins" podcast

Kimbrough talks HBCU leadership on "In the Margins" podcast

Alumnus Alfred Walker, Operawire's Artist of the Week

HBCUs erasing student debt with federal funds brings hope for students and schools

Trailblazing AD aims to develop diverse pipeline of talent

Alumna Nicole Tinson on uptick in HBCU job recruitment

The Advocate: Dillard president Kimbrough is leaving a lasting legacy with great promise ahead

Alumna Nicole Thomas named Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville president

AD Barnes' So You Want a Career in Athletics Sports Leadership Academy featured in Minnesota Spokesman Recorder

Denzel Washington's 2015 Dillard commencement address ranked second of 10 most watched of all time

Biology major Kyla Mayo talks about computational brain science summer program at Brown

Kimbrough discusses HBCU leadership on "In the Margins" podcast

Palmer chats with Thrillist about the "vibrant and complex history of Black oyster culture"

U.S. Rep Mike Rogers honors alumnus, Retiring Commander of Anniston Army Depot Colonel Marvin Walker

DU Dining's Chef Dennis Dunn welcomes the year with flavor

Lesen discusses New Orleans' suffering from the worst heat island effect in the U.S.

DU Dining's Chef Dennis Dunn proves New Orleans cuisine can be plant-forward

Novartis pledges 10-year commitment to Dillard, other HBCUs to co-create measurements for health equity

Palmer talks African Americans' cultural impact on New Orleans on "British Suits and Cowboy Boots"

Darwish featured as part of the talent and diversity of HBCU faculty

Six months later, MacKenzie Scott’s gifts are already making an impact

Thirteen Bleu Devils recognized as 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. sports scholars

Despite challenges, HBCUs are drivers of upward mobility

Collins on qualifying for New Orleans political races

AD Barnes on NCAA's NIL policy: "They're kind of behind."

Alumna Whittenburg joins NCBFAA's National Education Institute as associate director

Kimbrough discusses free community college's potential effects on HBCUs with Diverse Issues

Collins discusses charges against Trump organization with A News

Alumna Jolla on founding Hype Academy

Malcolm Gladwell chats with The New York Times, mentions why Dillard is featured on new season of podcast

Alumnus Torray Johnson appointed assistant principal of Beverly Hills HS

Collins on La. Republicans' potential veto override session

Collins discusses Biden infrastructure deal with WVUE-TV

Enrollment management VP Page explores under resourced schools' needs with National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Profile on alumna Sheila Tlou, Africa's "shining star"

Collins discusses importance of named storms with AccuWeather

Kimbrough shares COVID lessons learned with Forbes

A.D. Barnes voted GCAC Athletics Director of the Year

Alumnus Rudy Garza one of wrestling's rising stars

Baham discusses Juneteenth with WGNO-TV

Dillard among HBCUs to benefit from $1M tech center grant

Alumnus Herman Williams reflects on high school basketball coaching career

Esmail comments on controversial La. textbook

Collins discusses La. "tax swap" legislation with WVUE-TV

Alumnus Dr. Samuel Odoms appointed Dryades YMCA interim CEO

Three Dillard alumni/students selected for GNO, Inc. internship program

Profile on Dillard alumna, geoscientist Rhonika Kaplan

Esmail on the state of police reform

Dillard's men's 4x100 relay team grabs NAIA national championship

Alumna Sheila Tlou named chancellor of Botswana Open University

Straight, Dillard alumni and leaders among New Orleans public school renaming candidates

Student awarded a Wiley Stay the Course grant

Esmail on continued need for police reforms on anniversary of George Floyd's death

Alumna Dr. Ocpivia Stafford named president of Methodist South Hospital

Alumna Rev. Dr. Denise Smartt Sears first Black woman appointed director of connectional ministries of UMC's New York Annual Conference

Assistant AD Joe Prisco on best and worst cities for basketball fans

Alumnus Traelon Rodgers among inaugural cohort of NAACP's Marshall-Motley scholars

Mental Wellness Wednesday with alumna Michelle Bucknor

Photos of Dillard's commencement from The Times-Picayune/The Advocate

Alumna Bree Jenkins among 'Ten Black Matchmakers & Dating Coaches You Should Know About'

Dillard Dining among Sodexo services to support students during finals

Kimbrough to The Atlantic on Biden's HBCU funding: “I can’t think of anything that compares to this historically.”

Kimbrough discusses Biden's 'historic' HBCU funding

Esmail discusses juvenile repeat offenders with WWL-TV

Community and church relations director Harris talks to WWNO-FM about supporting vaccination efforts

Amid Biden's Pell Grant proposal, VP Page discusses importance of program with WVUE-TV

Collins discusses Biden's immigration policy with Turkey's A News

Esmail discusses carjacking increase with WWL-TV

Dillard's 'Tales of Wakanda' Afrofuturism event noted by Tennessee's Chapter16

Three Dillard commencement speakers among Yahoo!'s 60 most inspiring graduation quotes

With most of Dillard's community vaccinated, Kimbrough urges more to receive vaccines

Brisbon on how faith-based education drives the legacy of HBCUs

Condoll comments on Jim Crow era effects in modern era

Esmail discusses the effect of the Chauvin trial on police recruiting

Collins visits Turkey's A News to discuss the importance of the Climate Change Summit

Esmail weighs in Derek Chauvin trial verdict

Alumna Eric Randolph 'comfortable being uncomfortable' as Hahnville HS boys' basketball assistant coach

Lesen on health racism

Kimbrough chats with WWL-TV about vaccine hesitancy

Esmail comments on increase in car jackings

Bullard named to Florida Atlantic University Alumni Association executive board

Saloy among Louisiana poets celebrating National Poetry Month

Alumna Jer’Lisa Devezin named Dallas art fellow

Dillard "LEADs" to LSAT success

Saloy's “Erase Tyranny of Today” featured by the Historic New Orleans Collection

Lesen among scholars to support saving Pointe-aux-Chênes Elementary School

Collins discusses Operation Provide Comfort with Turkey's A News

Dillard Theatre interns get to work with JPAS on 'Tenors'

Esmail examines how Chauvin trial could change police use of force policies

Ruth Simmons to speak at Princeton University commencement

Gary Clark discusses DA Jason Williams' endorsement of Troy Carter

Collins talks federal infrastructure plan with WWL-TV

Collins discusses Biden's attempt to work with Republicans

History-making alumni Gloria Banks, Pearlie Elloie to be honored in 'Trailblazers' painting with Marilyn Piper

Condoll discusses tighter gun laws with WWL-TV

Alumna Briana and sister Erica's business profiled by The Times-Picayune/The Advocate

University, JPAS agree to three-year partnership

Karsten Patrick among students to earn NASCAR Wendell Scott Sr. Scholarship

Profile on Ruth Simmons' success at Prairie View

Board Chair Jones leads Maryland HBCU lawsuit to final stages

AD Barnes discusses career and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association membership

History professor Baham among historians to explore renaming some of New Orleans' public schools

Alumnus Daigle tapped to be medical director in Chicago

Alumna Stacey Holman: “Know where you end, when someone begins”

Gary Clark talks super PAC backing Karen Carter Peterson

President Kimbrough shares "weekly wisdom" with Inside Higher Ed

President Kimbrough talks college hazing on the Scott Sands Show

Dillard Business announced as one of Intelligent.com's best business management programs

Psychology program coordinator Dr. Sean Gibbs serves as panelist on mental health with Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Art professor Bernstein profiled as co-house of in-house coronavirus talk show

Enrollment management VP Page named to NACAC commission to reform college admissions

Student engagement and leadership director Courtney Williams earns one of Gambit's Frontline People Awards 

Gary Clark on Second Congressional District race

Alumna Quibulah “Quib” Graham named Orlando Health's director of diversity and minority business development

Profile on alumnus Edward Agyekum Kufuor

Big Easy Magazine: Louisiana’s HBCUs Have a Lasting Impact

Alumna Ruth Simmons to deliver principal address at Harvard

Alumna Sylvia Taylor continues impact on local community with new business

Dillard part of Sodexo's $1M scholarship program

Board of Trustees chair, alumnus Michael D. Jones' historic HBCU settlement

Collins on Republicans and Cassidy censure

Collins discusses Trump acquittal on Turkey's A News

The importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Sheen Magazine profiles alumna Meme Kelly

Alumna Samella Lewis awarded College Art Association's highest honor

Alumna Dr. Jessica Harris named SIUE's first vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Dr. Kristen Broady presents at Hamilton Project's "Rethinking Workforce Development"

VP Barnes visits the "RAISE Podcast" to talk about his career in advancement and his work at Dillard 

President Kimbrough appears on "The Tammi Mac Late Show" on Fox Soul to talk HBCUs

Esmail discusses increase in crimes happening in broad daylight with WVUE-TV

AD Barnes announces sports leadership academic for teen girls

Alumna, Judge Sheva Sims, to serve on the Louisiana Commission on Justice System Funding

Palmer visits "Tina on Tech" podcast to discuss Black history

President Kimbrough chats with Black Enterprise about HBCUs' legacy, culture and weathering the pandemic

Collins weighs in on impeachment process with WVUE-TV

Dillard, one of nine institutions across the nation included in Black small business assistance program

Collins discusses new local police records management system with The Lens

President Kimbrough among 13 college presidents honored by AAC&U and Cengage

Spencer Jones '23 discusses being inspired, as an HBCU student, by Kamala Harris with WDSU-TV

Collins discusses Trump supporters' reactions to Biden inauguration

Event celebrating Black White House culinary professionals to benefit Ray Charles program

Baham weighs in on WVUE-TV about historic nature of Kamala Harris' inauguration

VP Page expresses thoughts, excitement about Kamala Harris on WWL-TV inauguration day

Esmail discusses heightened security at presidential inauguration

Center for Racial Justice director discusses the state of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with WWL-TV

Condoll discusses rifts in Republican Party

Baham participates in Jefferson Performing Arts Society panel discussion about Paul Robeson

Chief Medical Officer Hébert to participate in panel discussion about vaccines and the Black community

Business Insider profiles alumna Broussard and historic accomplishment

Coraniquejuanae Jackson '23 featured in hometown L'Observateur

Collins provides insight about Capitol Building takeover

Collins on recorded Trump phone call to overturn Georgia's certified election results 

Collins comments on electoral college vote

Alumna Kelly Nash among "1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America"

Alumnus G. Larry Lawrence appointed to ProPetro Board of Directors

Palmer discusses local chefs' struggles with Washington Post

Collins comments on Trump's refusal to accept Electoral College presidential results

Dillard among local HBCUs receiving support from pro athletes

President Kimbrough talks "all things HBCUs" on Bakari Sellers' podcast

HBCU Digest: "Dillard Breaks Giving Tuesday Fundraising Record"

Cador '21 reflects on fall 2020 with WWNO-FM

Kaylan Tanner named one of Seventeen's 2020 Voices of the Year

Several proposed New Orleans street renamings for Dillard, Straight alumni and Albert Dent

Esmail talks nature of increased crime in city with WVUE

Collins discusses Cedric Richmond leaving Congress for White House with WVUE

Alum Ryan Banks puts on virtual L.O.C.A.L.S' Music Festival

Alum and Broadway star Kyle Banks puts on free virtual show to increase diabetes awareness

Alum Ashle Mitchell celebrated as "Yardrunner" by Nike

Collins: Election results show near 50 percent turnover at Criminal District Court

Condoll breaks down Louisiana's Amendment 7 on WDSU prior to November 3rd election

Urban studies and public policy junior Gentry featured in 2020 HBCU Digest Honors

Poetry Rooted in History: Brenda Marie Osbey

Alumnus James Williams named U.S. Venture's president of U.S. Lubricants Division

Mustapha quoted by Forbes regarding women and work during COVID-19

Collins on Democrats and Amy Coney Barrett

Alumnus Carl Stewart delivers keynote for University of Notre Dame law school

Enrollment Management VP Page on advising students for financial aid

Alumna Paramore named executive director of Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans

Dallas Weekly chats with President Kimbrough regarding the Black community and vaccinations

Senior Smith featured as "young superstar" by Charles Koch Foundation

Atty. Kimbrough: "Black hair has always been policed in this country"

Collins: Coney Barrett nomination would be a "source of pride" for Louisiana 

A.D. Barnes on the "Straight to the Point" sports show

Collins analyzes La. secretary of state's absentee voting tutorial

Alumna Leyte Winfield on HBCUs' preparing Black students for careers in science

Palmer, one of New Orleans Magazine's "People to Watch"

Alumnus Baker discusses how the Louisiana Weekly gives context to the Black experience in news

Saloy discusses resilience through words in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

Alumnus Floyd Wilson Jr. discusses 47-year-old police bill of rights with The Washington Post 

The New Orleans Tribune recounts legacies of Straight College's Walter L. Cohen and James Madison Vance Jr.

Dillard School of STEM, an example of "empowering success"

Collins talks to The Lens about local wedding venue's COVID-19 restrictions violations

President Kimbrough quoted by Los Angeles Times about Kamala Harris VP nomination

Ray Charles director Palmer talks Black chefs, program with Gambit

Alumna Benjamin awarded 2020 Laurel Award for Dedication to Community Service

A.D. Barnes talks leadership advancement as a Black woman with WGNO-TV

President Kimbrough joins local university presidents for equity in higher education discussion 

Sigur discusses Apple, Dillard coding partnership

Alumna Friedman to host "Chicago Tonight: Black Voices"

Dallas Weekly profiles alumna and banking executive Cassandra McKinney

For HBCUs, the coronavirus pandemic hits especially close to home

Film student Peters "chases his passion"

President Kimbrough on how COVID-19 will change higher education


Collins: Mayor's new texting service could be providing valuable data

Broady discusses Black families' struggles during pandemic with The New York Times


Esmail on Dixie Beer name change


DU junior battling COVID-19: "Don't let your guard down"


Lumina Foundation: "Dillard University students rise to the challenge"

Significance of Juneteenth - Dr. Eva Baham 

Chief Medical Officer Hébert hosts video series on sickle cell anemia


Alumna Alves named Bradford & Barthel LLP chief diversity officer


Esmail talks race relations on Juneteenth


Alumna McNeal first African American woman on American Express's executive committee


The Washington Post quotes President Kimbrough on president's HBCU claims


Broady one of 19 Black economists celebrated on Juneteenth


Esmail discusses "pivotal shift in societal views on race"

Collins: Renaming Jefferson Davis Parkway a sign of city council being "responsive to the will of the people"
 

Esmail: Policing policies terminology needs to be more "forceful"


Alumna Roberts named Xavier Exponential director


Alumnus Atwood brings Houston its first hip hop museum


President Kimbrough on COVID-19's exacerbating inequities in higher education


Alumna Fleming named Florida SouthWestern State College dean of education


Dean Broady talks BLS jobs report on #RolandMartinUnfiltered


Words matter for college presidents, but so will actions


President Kimbrough discusses Black college graduates' COVID, civil unrest struggles
 

Esmail: Harmony between NOPD, protesters influenced by several factors


President Kimbrough discusses future of HBCUs in New Orleans with the Kresge Foundation


Alumna Kopylov named to Posse Foundation national board


Alumna Domingue-Glover talks actors' struggles amid COVID-19


Palmer: New Orleans restaurants "essential to our community"


VP Barnes on police brutality and racism in the wake of George Floyd's death


Alumna Astasia Williams talks life as Washington Redskins social media manager


Reflections in Black: Dillard alumna Samella Lewis


HBCUs after COVID-19: Sheen exclusive with President Kimbrough


Esmail discusses COVID-related financial difficulties for low-income workers


President Kimbrough talks fall 2020 amid COVID-19 with The Atlantic


Saloy comments on roots of jazz funerals as COVID-19 silences tradition


Alumna, DU 40 Under 40 recipient Mitchell selected MyNewOrleans.com Top Female Achiever


Hebert, Lesen, Fos named to COVID task force

Fos, Lesen discuss COVID racial disparities with columnist Sutton

AD Barnes discusses future of college athletics, institutions amid COVID

Columnist Sutton on COVID disparities: "Lesen...tried to warn us."

Alumnus Raj Smoove's online DJ sets create social connection

Hébert: "Protect La.'s vulnerable African Americans"

Lesen visits "CBS Evening News" to discuss COVID disparities

Nursing, Community Relations make PPE donations

Lesen: COVID disparities "produced by policy"

Environmental journalism professor cites Lesen

La. Budget Project cites Lesen

AD Barnes featured as P.O.W.E.R.ful women series

Collins discusses governor's COVID federal disaster declaration

Food Studies featured in USA Today's agriculture issue

Hébert: 10 things for African Americans to protect themselves from COVID

SAFE Fund featured example of how HBCUs try to minimize student debt

President Kimbrough examines Trump's claim to have saved HBCUs

Report: HBCUs produce higher income, more prosperity for students

President Kimbrough: "Missouri effect" part of HBCU enrollment increase

Alumnus Lynn leverages Facebook employment to help small businesses

AD Barnes on athletics' post-Katrina return: "Hiring, trust and relationships are everything."

Report: HBCUs produce more upwardly mobile graduates than PWIs 

Alumna Bolden recognized by National AfterSchool Association

AT&T donates $250,000 to College of Business

Kimbrough joins star-studded panel at Essence Fest to discuss HBCUs' helping close nation's economic divide

President Kimbrough featured on MyNewOrleans.com in style

University receives $1.25M for STEM research


VIEWS

Kimbrough: Who Succeeds As An HBCU President?

Kimbrough:  My Long Term Criticism of US News Rankings Is About To Be Tested By Revisionist History

Vice President Barnes:  Cultivating the Relationship: The Intersection of Traditional and Pandemic-era Donor Cultivation Strategies

CRJ Board Member Cedric Alexander: Which side are you on? The question every police officer must answer.

President Kimbrough:  Louisiana's free speech hypocrites are now condemning Bill Cassidy

Professor Condoll:  The limits of free speech and the dangers of violence and insurrection

President Kimbrough:  This Year, Couldn't Give a King Day Speech

Vice President Page:  For a sorority sister, a historic first shows power of HBCU education

President Kimbrough:  Why it’s time for a new generation of HBCU grads to become national leaders

Views Archives


DILLARD UNIVERSITY

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
504.283.8822

Dillard University Seal