I arrived in New Orleans last summer as only the ninth president of Dillard University, one of America's oldest historically black colleges.
Maybe I shouldn't be writing now. I have always been told not to go food shopping when I am hungry, or swim right after eating, or take action when upset. I am upset. But then is writing really action? Just for my fingers I think.
The Commission of the Future of Higher Education, sponsored by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, made its final report, "A Test of Leadership," in September 2006.