Dean's Ambassador Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Dean’s Ambassador Program (DAP) is to involve a dynamic group of students dedicated to volunteering and supporting NTC’s strategic endeavors for the upcoming years in a diverse range of college activities. The Dean’s Ambassadors perform two crucial roles: to provide advice and feedback to the Dean and to represent NTC in various functions and alumni events throughout the year. 

The NTC Dean's Ambassador program is a distinguished program that works with a diverse group of students, selected by NTC who will represent the college and Dean in various capacities at the university. Students may also represent the college at alumni and business events, both on and off the campus. 

Program Information

Participating in this program entails regular discussions with college and university leadership, including dedicated listening sessions with the NTC Dean. Ambassadors will have opportunities to represent the college, engage in extracurricular activities, and network with alumni in their specific fields of study. Dean Ambassadors will contribute to essential college priorities, EDI initiatives, admissions, and recruitment. The program will offer insights to advancement strategies, along with exclusive invitations to NTC events, Dean's Advisory Council meetings, and special projects. Scholarship funding opportunities will also further underscore the college’s commitment to academic excellence.

Students will commit to at least 10 hours per semester for Ambassador-related projects. Responsibilities may include participating in events such as: monthly meetings, orientation, homecoming, marketing campaigns, Dean's Advisory Council meetings, Commencement, senior awards, and/or more etc.

Candidates aspiring to become Dean's Ambassadors should demonstrate a profound commitment to leadership and service, coupled with a genuine enthusiasm for the role. Ideal Ambassadors must exhibit a curiosity and eagerness to learn from diverse populations.

  • Eligibility is open to Sophomore, Junior, or Senior students maintaining a commendable GPA of 3.0 or higher, while also ensuring good academic and conduct standing.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential attributes for potential Ambassadors.
  • Ambassadors must commit to a full academic year of service.
  • In the selection process, the Dean's office will assess each applicant's social media presence.
  • Applicants are required to provide the name and contact information of a campus reference, be it a faculty or staff member.
  • A history of volunteerism, leadership, involvement in student organizations, work experience, or similar pursuits are highly valued.
  • A commitment to advancing diversity within Newcomb-Tulane College and the campus community further enhances the candidacy of prospective Dean's Ambassadors.

  • February 1st: Dean’s Ambassador application opens.
  • March 8th: Applications close.
  • March 30th: Applicants will be selected for interviews.
  • April 1st to 30th: Interviews will take place.
  • May 3rd: 2024/2025 cohort will be announced.

When to Apply

  • Rising Sophomores (class of 2027) can apply during their 2nd semester of Freshmen year.
  • Rising Juniors (class of 2026) can apply during their 2nd semester of Sophomore year.
  • Rising Seniors (class of 2025) can apply during their 2nd semester of Junior year.

The selection process for Dean's Ambassadors occurs annually, requiring all applicants to submit a comprehensive application, including:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of recommendation from a Tulane faculty or staff member

Candidates meeting the established application criteria (who submit a full application) will be extended an interview invitation.

Prospective participants in the Dean's Ambassadors Program are expected to submit a cover letter and resume as part of their application. The cover letter, directed to the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean, should articulate the candidate's interest in the role as outlined in the position description. Applicants should consider the following when writing the letter:

  • What encouraged you to apply to become a Dean’s Ambassador?
  • What experiences contributed to your candidacy for the Dean’s Ambassador Program?
  • What skills and/or qualities will you bring to the role?
  • What experience do you have working with or in diverse settings?
  • What do you intend to learn from being a Dean’s Ambassador?


Interview format

Candidates will interview a small committee that may include the Dean of Newcomb-Tulane college and/or members from the Dean’s Office and Tulane community.  Interview sessions are scheduled to take place in early April, with each session lasting approximately 25 minutes. Applicants are expected to adhere to a business attire dress code for the interview.

Monique M. Hodges, M.L.A.

Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,
Administration & Special Projects