City Council now honoring Norman Francis. Cm. Cantrell starts off her tribute by singing a few bars of "Wind Beneath My Wings."— Jeff Adelson (@jadelson) June 18, 2015
Did you ever know Latoya's hero is particularly proud of his relationship with BP?
There is something to be said for relationships in Louisiana. In the early years of my presidency at Xavier University, we had a vision for national expansion while remaining a major contributor in the New Orleans academic and civic communities. Our strategic approach included reaching out to build relationships with successful corporations to engage their collaboration and support. One of the early calls I made was to BP, and I was encouraged to find that it was eager to partner with us. That relationship began nearly 33 years ago and remains strong today!If you want to be honored as a "hero" in New Orleans, it's hard to go wrong sucking up to money.