Associate Vice-President of University and Media Services
Xavier University of New Orleans

Warren Bell, Jr. is the Associate Vice President for University & Media Relations at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he leads all communications and marketing efforts. A native of New Orleans, Bell has been a well-established presence in broadcast journalism and local media for nearly 40 years as a news anchor and talk show host, in addition to producing numerous acclaimed documentaries. He became New Orleans' first African American weekday prime-time TV news anchor in 1977, and covered all of the city’s milestone events over the years including elections, hurricanes, presidential conventions, etc.At Xavier since 2003, Bell has overseen an overhaul of the university web site, as well as establishment of an online News Bureau providing a wealth of campus information. He also implemented the university’s first-ever emergency communications plan before Hurricane Katrina – establishing a toll-free phone number plus an emergency web site to keep faculty, staff and students abreast of campus recovery efforts after the historic storm.  Bell is a member of the Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee (CBNO/MAC) as well as the Medical Center of Louisiana Foundation. He and his family are active members of St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.



All Dunn Marketing Group
All Dunn Marketing Group. LLC (ADMG) is a full service marketing consulting firm assisting business owners with developing marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, fund development, public relations, graphic design, marketing management and business planning. The tactics implemented by ADMG has improved the growth and awareness of businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the U.S.. In addition to operating ADMG, Karen Dunn is heavily involved with many community organizations and feels education is imperative to the economic development of our great city. It is indeed an honor to serve on the Year of The Teacher committee and be a part of this great celebration of honoring all of our teachers.


Benefits Consultant,
Group Insurance Associates, Inc.
Group Insurance Associates, Inc. is a full service group health and employee benefits consulting firm located in Metairie, La. and serving clients throughout the Nation.
For the last 37 yrs, and over 200 clients later, Group Insurance Associates, Inc. has maintained only one goal - to assist the client in obtaining the best employee benefit package for the given premium dollar. For the last 37 yrs, our only business has been, and still is, employee benefits. We believe that specializing in one specific field gives us the advantage to know our clients and exactly what their needs may be. Group Insurance Associates, Inc. represents every major health, life, dental, and disability carrier that does business in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. Our clients are in every industry and range from 2 employees to 4,000 employees, helping us to fully understand every need involving every situation. At Group Insurance Associates, Inc we focus on developing our business through a consultative relationship with our employer clients.  We also believe that our customer satisfaction is based on four hierarchical expectations: Accuracy, Availability, Advice, and Partnership.


Director - Division of Education
Xavier University of New Orleans

Dr. Judith Miranti has been in higher education for the past thirty years. She has been an academic administrator for twenty five of those years having served in various positions as a chairperson of Education, dean of undergraduate and graduate studies, and as a vice president for academic affairs. After her brief retirement, she is currently serving as the Director of Education at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor.


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