The Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute’s Second Annual Fundraiser was held at The New Orleans Jazz Market on September 21, 2019. Dr. Francis was instrumental in enhancing Xavier University of Louisiana National Reputation as an institution with dedicated leadership, a committed staff, and an outstanding faculty in a wide range of academic disciplines.
Guests enjoyed a special performance by Grammy-winning Artist Eric Benét. Honorees for the evening were Dean Banquet, Walter Isaacson, Monty Williams, and Tania Tetlow.
Inspired by the esteemed former president of Xavier University the Norman C. Francis’ Leadership Institute since its founding in 2012 has provided leadership training to the region’s most promising leaders as they make their impact on civic engagement and social responsibility in the Southeastern United States.
Having a stellar career, Dr. Francis was President of Xavier University of Louisiana, the nation’s only Historically Black and Catholic University for close to 50 years and has built a lasting legacy of serving academia and communities with the highest principles that are non-partisan and directed toward advancing leadership skills that encompass cultural intelligence, spiritual enlightenment, and a steadfast moral compass.