President Emeritus Scott S. Cowen

Scott S. Cowen was Tulane University’s fourteenth president and he now serves as President Emeritus, Distinguished University Professor, and as Senior Advisor to the Cowen Institute. Named as one of the nation’s Top 10 Best College Presidents by TIME, he is also the recipient of numerous national awards and honors. President Emeritus Cowen is the author of five books and over 100 academic and professional articles, essays and reviews. [more info]


The Cowen Institute team is made up of strong, committed individuals dedicated to ensuring that every child receives a world class education.  Please contact us for additional information. [more info]

The mission of the Cowen Institute is to advance public education and youth success in New Orleans and beyond. Launched in 2007, we inform relevant stakeholders, decision makers, and the public at large on issues related to K-12 public education, disconnected youth, and college and career readiness. We promote the practical application of data and analysis to improve education and career pathways for youth. We also proactively develop, incubate, and operate innovative initiatives that support students and young adults. Based at Tulane University, a national research and regional anchor institution, we strive to positively impact our community and strengthen the local and regional economy.