New Tulane Hillel director prepares to welcome the Class of 2028

“As a first-year student at the University of Arizona in 2001, Gary Brandt knew exactly how he wanted to get involved in student life. He went straight to Hillel, a Jewish organization at more than 850 colleges and universities around the world.

It was a natural landing spot for Brandt, a Baton Rouge native who served as a leader in his synagogue youth group, spent most of his summers at a Jewish sleepaway camp, and earned Eagle Scout status in the Boy Scouts.

What he treasured most about his student experience in Hillel was the opportunity to lead — to create engaging programs that would help students acclimate to college life and learn how to become leaders themselves.”

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