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Tulane Leadership Institute

The Tulane University Leadership Institute (TULI), one of the many initiatives of President’s Fitts’ Plan for Now, was created to identify and nurture future university leaders while enhancing the skills, insight, and vision of current leaders.

To learn more about TULI and the work we do, please click here to explore our website.


Rob Hailey

Rob Hailey

Executive Director

In 2021, Rob Hailey was appointed Executive Director. In this role, Rob provides executive leadership, strategic planning, and development and implementation of programs to ensure functional excellence and performance of the Institute. He works collaboratively with Senior Leadership Team members to set and achieve the strategic direction of the institute.

In his 28 years at Tulane, Rob has enjoyed an illustrious career, most recently as the Senior Associate Vice President of University Services, where his responsibilities include oversight of Mail Services, Vending Services, Shuttles & Transportation, and Parking Services, as well as the bookstore, childcare, print & copy services, and other auxiliary units.

In his previous role as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Stewart Center for Executive Education in the A.B. Freeman School of Business, he developed and managed executive programs in Louisiana as well as Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Taiwan, and China. Rob also serves as an adjunct professor of marketing at the School of Business where he teaches a senior level marketing course titled “Relationship Marketing,” as well as a freshman seminar course on management and leadership.