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Rising Tide Leadership Summit


This one-day leadership conference is designed for emerging and current student leaders and will feature sessions on a wide variety of topics related to Tulane University’s Leadership Framework.  The Summit will provide Tulane students with the opportunity to learn from the vast expertise of our faculty, staff, alumni and campus partners to share their leadership experiences with each other and to establish a network of support within the university.

Program will address one or more of the following tenets of Tulane University’s Leadership Framework:

  • A Sense of Possibility
  • Self-Awareness
  • Social Consciousness and Civic Mindedness
  • Empathetic and Reciprocal Relationships
  • Vision
  • Actionable Plans
  • Reflection and Assessment

2020's Keynote Speaker: Angelica Ross

Award-wining Pose actress and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises

"From the board room, to film/TV sets and even the Obama White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality and a current star in Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series Pose and American Horror Story."


Registration for the 2020 Rising Tide Leadership Summit will open in January.

Breakdown of the Day (9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.):

  • Check In & Breakfast: 9 a.m.
  • Welcome & Keynote: 10 a.m.
  • Program Session 1: 11 a.m.
  • Lunch & Involvement Fair: 12 p.m.
  • Program Session 2: 1 p.m.
  • Program Session 3: 2 p.m.
  • Closing Session: 3 p.m.

During the Summit, every attendee will be provided:

  • Light Breakfast during Check In
  • Schedule of Events
  • Summit Swag
  • Lunch


If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact Andres Gonzalez, Program Coordinator, at

We will have a variety of Program Sessions at this years Rising Tide Leadership Summit, please view them here in early January.

We strive to offer universally accessible programs.  If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation or have questions about campus accessibility, please contact our office at 504-865-5180 or at