Division of Academic Affairs

Academic Message

Xavier University of Louisiana has garnered an international reputation for excellence and a proven record for student success. Our legacy is rooted I the Christian values of service and personal responsibility embodied by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. In that spirit, a Xavier education not only equips students with the competitive skills and knowledge to thrive in the 21st century, but also instills in them the grace and character needed to promote a more just and humane society – the core of our mission.

This is one of the most exciting times in the University’s history at Xavier is well positioned to experience unprecedented growth and prosperity. We have faced formidable challenges throughout our 83 years of existence, but through these experiences Xavier is primed to become better than ever. As the Chief Academic Officer, I partner with deans, chairs, faculty, staff and all Xavier personnel to ensure that the institutional mission remains dynamic and relevant in the day-to-day experiences of our students.

Xavier’s value and its contribution to this community entail more than commitment and longevity. At Xavier, we espouse a high standard of achievement and hard work to which all are held accountable. Our graduates from the college of Arts and Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and our myriad Graduate Programs attest to the culture of excellence that persists at Xavier – a sense of pride that drives all we are and all we do. From the quality of our teaching and research to our tireless resolve to ensure every student has the resources and opportunity to succeed, at Xavier we have no hear of high expectations. We wouldn’t be Xavier without them.

Whether you are a student, parent, Alum, or just browsing our site, I hope you will have the opportunity to see for yourself the remarkable promise and extraordinary work this institution represents. Xavier isn’t just a campus or a university or even a broadly defined community. Xavier is an experience and I encourage you to be a part of it.


Provost Speaker Series

The 2018-2019 theme for the Provost Speaker Series is Courageous Justice, recognizing the bravery of those on the front line of social change.

Upcoming Speakers


Past Speakers

A Conversation with Sarah M. Broom

Date : Wednesday, September 11 , 2019
Time : 6:00 PM 
Contact : 504-520-5747 
Location : University Center Ballroom 3rd Floor

*Book signing and reception immediately following*

**This event is free and open to the public**

For questions and more information email jgrant4@xula.edu

Majora Carter

Date : Thursday, September 13, 2018
Time : 6:00 PM
Contact : 504-520-5747
Location : Qatar Pharmacy Auditorium, Rooms 112A & B (campus map)
Community Reception immediately following in the Qatar Atrium

Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.

At Sustainable South Bronx, Carter deployed MIT’s first ever Mobile Fab-Lab(digital fabrication laboratory) to the South Bronx - where it served as an early iteration of the “Maker-Spaces” found elsewhere today. The project drew residents and visitors together for guided and creative collaborations. 

After establishing Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations) to carry on that work, she opened a private consulting firm to help spread the message and success of social enterprise and economic development in low-status communities - which was named Best for the Worldby B-Corp in 2014.

Her work is characterized by an emphasis on talent-retention-on the corporate and community levels.

Clients include industry leaders in many fields, municipal and federal government agencies, and leading educational institutions across the US.

From this vantage point, Majora co-founded the now 750+ member Bronx Tech Meetup, as well as the StartUpBox Software Services company which is rebuilding the entry level tech job pipeline by using market forces and established business practices to help diversify the US tech sector. Clients include Digital.nyc, PlayDots, and GIPHY, among others.

Majora Carter has helped connect tech industry pioneers such as Etsy, Gust, FreshDirect, Google, and Cisco to diverse communities at all levels, and she continues to drive resources that value diversity into the communities left out of previous economic growth trends.

Majora is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, and an Advisory Board member of the Bronx Academy of Software Engineering High School . Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She is a BusinessInsider.com ‘Silicon Alley 100', one of Goldman-Sachs ‘100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs’, and her 2006 TEDtalk was one of 6 to launch that groundbreaking site.
Majora is a Board Member of the Andrew Goodman Foundation. 

She has served as a judge for numerous prizes and competition including the NYC Office of Digital Media's "Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge." and the Roddenberry Prize.

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