The Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m


Delgado Community College
615 City Park Avenue
Building 1 Room 212W1
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119-4399


Melanie Deffendall
Director of the Irma Thomas WISE Women Center
Phone Number: (504) 671-6325

Mission Statement

The Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women exists to empower women to help fulfill their academic, personal and professional potential.

Vision Statement

The Center strives to provide:

  • a supportive environment for all students

  • the latest health information

  • informative lectures/workshops

  • women’s exchange of information

  • a quiet place to study, relax and network

  • referrals for women’s issues 

  • resources and information on educational and career opportunities

  • computer lab with internet connection