Beth Wilde Wilson is the Assistant Dean for Finance for Newcomb-Tulane College. She was born and raised in New Orleans, and attended Louisiana State University where she received both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Accounting in 2005. After graduation, she relocated to New York City where she practiced accounting with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. In late 2008, she moved back to New Orleans to work at Tulane in the Internal Audit Department, where she was promoted to Director. In 2017, she enthusiastically transitioned to the Assistant Dean for Finance position with Newcomb-Tulane College to be part of the academic side of Tulane. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Outside of campus life, she enjoys advocating for handicapped children through the national organization Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, working with local charity Kicking Against Cancer, playing recreational sports, and spending time with her husband and their wonderful dog Lucy.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in literature from Yale University, Trina joined the Tulane staff in 1998. Since then, she has served the university in roles ranging from admissions to academic advising to co-curricular programming. As assistant dean of Newcomb-Tulane College, she works closely with Dean MacLaren and the members of the senior leadership team to establish and implement strategic direction for the college and oversee the college’s different units. She served on the Staff Advisory Council from 2013-2016 and as SAC secretary for 2015-2016, and will serve a second SAC term from 2017-2020. Trina has also performed as an actor, singer, and dancer with Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre and the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, and taught ballet in the Department of Theatre and Dance as an adjunct professor. She will complete her MBA with the Freeman School of Business in summer 2018.
Melissa Weber oversees Newcomb-Tulane College grant programs for undergraduates, produces lectures and concerts sponsored by the NTC Dean's Office, administers the Duren Professorship program, and coordinates logistics and marketing efforts for various additional events. She first joined the NTC staff in 2006 as a program coordinator for the Office of Cocurricular Programs, and has remained at Tulane since 2010, when she began her position as manager of the Office of Cocurricular Programs, now known as the NTC Dean's Office of Grants and Programs. She received her B.A. in communications, with a minor in English, from the University of New Orleans, and is currently pursuing her M.A. in musicology from the Newcomb College of Music at Tulane. Aside from having presented papers at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) US Annual Conference, the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Pop Conference, and at Stanford University, she enjoys giving talks and producing programs related to her research interests at several Tulane classes and throughout New Orleans.