Travis has been selected as a Fellow in the 2015-2016 Loyola University (New Orleans) Institute of Politics (IOP) program. The program is the premier course for emerging political leaders in the Greater New Orleans area.
Every year, the IOP has a competitive slate of applicants, according to IOP’s Executive Director, Tommy Screen. This year’s class was selected from over 60 applicants.
“This is another tremendous opportunity for me to continue my academic and practical pursuit of politics,” Travis said of his selection to the IOP. “At Loyola’s IOP, I’ll have a chance to learn from some of the best of the best in New Orleans and Louisiana politics.”
Through an 18-part series of lectures on Loyola’s Uptown/Carrollton campus, IOP Fellows interact “with elected officials, political management consultants, media experts, social scientists, and other professionals whose work has given them invaluable insight into the political process.”
Notable IOP alumni include numerous elected officials, including US Senators, Congressmen, and state legislators, as well as popular political observers and journalists.
“Over the course of the next few months, I look forward not only to hearing from the lecturers, but also to interacting with and getting to know my peers in the program and working with them in years to come to make New Orleans and the surrounding areas a better place,” Travis concluded.
The program runs through mid-March.
To learn more about Loyola’s Institute of Politics, visit http://loyno.edu/iop/.