Dillard University to feature Patti LaBelle during Pre-Commencement Scholarship Benefit - May 8

March 19, 2009

pattilabelle_large.jpgDon’t miss the 2009 Dillard University Pre-Commencement Scholarship Benefit concert featuring international music sensation and songbird Patti LaBelle!! Miss LaBelle’s unique, versatile platform has spanned four decades and includes classic rhythm and blues, pop standards and spirituals. This annual signature scholarship benefit will be held on Friday, May 8, 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center - Conference Auditorium.
Previous pre-commencement concert entertainers include Nancy Wilson & the Nancy Wilson Trio (2006), Roberta Flack (2007) and the Four Tops (2008). Local, regional and national officials will also be on hand to commemorate Dillard University’s 140th Anniversary.
All proceeds fund student scholarships and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tickets are priced at $150, $100 and $75 and will be available through TicketMaster at www.ticketmaster.com or (800) 488-5252 beginning on January 15, 2009. For more information, call Troy L. Baldwin at (504)816-4504 or (504) 816-4505.

Dillard University to honor its own at homecoming - alumnae new national president of 200,000-member sorority

November 8, 2008

(New Orleans) — President Marvalene Hughes, faculty, staff and students will host a reception in honor of alumnae, Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre for her new appointment as national president of the prestigious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on Thursday, November 13, 2008 from 6 to 8 pm on campus at 2601 Gentilly Blvd. in the Will E. Alexander Library. The event is one of many activities slated for Dillard’s homecoming week ~ November 8 -16.
Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre is a 1976 Dillard alum who was elected unanimously, receiving over 800 votes, as the new and 24th national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the organization’s 49th National Convention in Orlando, FL. Butler-McIntyre has been a member of the sorority for 35 years and held several local, regional and national offices.

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Dillard achieves “fully compliant” status through SACS

February 27, 2008

Dillard University is prepared to continue its bring futre now that The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) has categorized the historically Black university as “fully compliant” with all principles of accrediation. The Commission on Colleges put Dillard on “warning” - the association’s most minimal sanction - for six months for failure to comply with Core Requirement 2.11.1 (Financial Resources) and Comprehensive Standard 3.10.1 (Financial Stablity) of the principles of accreditation for the five-year period ending June 2005.

“Although we inherited an unfortunate set of circumstances relative to fiscal management between 2000 and 2005, Dillard and its current administration immediately assumed responsiblity and worked hand-in-hand with Commission to resolve the historical problems,” said Dr. Marvalene Hughes, university president, who assumed the post on July 1, 2005.