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School of Social Work Commencement

Commencement 2022 

Friday, December 16th   2:00pm 

The Jung Hotel, Grand Ballroom

1500 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

Doors open at 1:00pm

Students must report to the Tulane conference room with their name cards and in full regalia before line up at 1:30.

Tickets are available for pick up at the School of Social Work!


Tuesday & Wednesday (12/13 - 12/14)  10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Thursday (12/15)                                         12:00 PM - 04:00 PM


Graduation is a busy day for everyone, so we encourage students to get tickets before the big day if possible.  For those of you arriving to New Orleans late, we will have your tickets at the Jung Hotel between 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Regalia is available to purchase online.

Order regalia by November 13, 2022 to receive in time for commencement and avoid late fees.

Commencement Speaker

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Dr. Roxanne Franklin Lorio

Dr. Roxanne Franklin Lorio serves on the Greenwood Initiative Team at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Before joining Bloomberg Philanthropies, Roxanne was the Managing Director of Programs for E Pluribus Unum, an initiative created to address the barriers that divide us by race and class. Roxanne also led a strategic equity & research consultancy in both the US and the United Kingdom.

Roxanne was the inaugural Director of Equity Strategy for the City of New Orleans, in the Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, leading the design and implementation of the City’s first strategy for equitable city  government. Previously, Roxanne served as the Senior Project Manager on the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, focused on the development and implementation of citywide initiatives for two mayoral priority areas: NOLA FOR LIFE, the City’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy and the Mayor’s Economic Opportunity Strategy; established to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to the City’s economic growth through public-private partnerships.

Prior to this, Roxanne led the Compliance Office at Metropolitan Human Services District, a division of the Louisiana Department of Health, and functioned as the organization’s Clinical Management Liaison during the service delivery redesign of the State of Louisiana’s behavioral health system. During her time at Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans (CCANO), Roxanne planned and implemented federally funded programs for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Roxanne has served in both the non-profit and government sectors, with expertise in systems design, leadership development, strategic planning, program design and administration, and research & evaluation.

Roxanne holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures from the University of California, Los Angeles; a JD from Western New England University; and both a MSW and DSW from Tulane University, School of Social Work. Roxanne completed the Leadership in Government Fellowship at the Open Society Foundations and served as a Fellow in the inaugural class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network.