Scott Cowen
FameRank: 4

"Scott S. Cowen" was 14th president of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was also Seymour S. Goodman Memorial Professor in the A.B. Freeman School of Business and professor of economics in Tulane's Tulane University School of Liberal Arts/School of Liberal Arts. He has written more than a hundred peer-reviewed journal articles and five books. His most recent book, The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. Cowen is the eponym of Tulane's Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives. Cowen served as Tulane’s president from July 1998 through June 2014.

More Scott Cowen on Wikipedia.

If the Big Ten calls, ... maybe I'll return their call.

While this news is extremely disappointing to all of us, our students can continue their academic careers uninterrupted thanks to an avalanche of support from our colleagues in higher education.

One could make a case for all five of those teams matching up with our criteria. The net result, I think, is Conference USA is going to be stronger than it is today in terms of alignment.

If anything, we'll accept fewer students.

The level of criticism is fairly warranted. So you either do it the right way, which involves a playoff, or you go back to where there was no pretense that there was somebody [matched together] playing for the national championship. You just played the bowls, and the pollsters ranked 'em however they wanted and we lived with the controversy.

Until a commission is sanctioned to sift through all these ideas and coalesce it into a single vision, I don't think people will pay much attention.

We're the single largest private employer (in Orleans Parish), ... What does it say if the single largest employer doesn't get up?

It is difficult to describe what this situation feels like for those involved. It is surreal and unfathomable. But I hope you will be patient and understanding of our situation as we work our way through the complexities.

If you lost an entire year, it would be very difficult to retain students and to retain faculty, ... They, because of the risk associated, would feel like they should transfer somewhere else.