Founders Club

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Charles D. Hadley

The Founders Club was established to celebrate the founding of The University of New Orleans, to honor its founders, and to strengthen and support the University, its academic enterprise, and its position in the greater New Orleans community.

Membership Eligibility

The Charter Members of the Founders Club of The University of New Orleans, are faculty and staff members who were employed by the University prior to June 8, 1962.

Faculty and staff are eligible to become Active Members on the 20th anniversary of their initial appointment if they have at least 15 total years of service at the University, and their eligibility for Active Membership extends into retirement.

Alumni are eligible to become Active Members on the 20th anniversary of their graduation from the University.

Those who have made significant contributions to The University of New Orleans may be awarded Active Membership in the Founders Club as determined by a majority vote of its Board of Directors.

Faculty, staff, alumni, and other supporters of The University of New Orleans not meeting the above requirements for Active Membership are welcome to participate in all activities, but they are not eligible to vote on Founders Club matters.

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Our Activities

  • Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon to commemorate the founding of the University featuring key speakers
  • Homer L. Hitt Presidential Lecture Series
  • Social Events - Annual Christmas Party, Happy Hours at the Cove