Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus

Meet the President

President's Vitae

President Laurie M. Joyner

Tulane University, Ph.D. Sociology, 1995.

Tulane University, M.A. Sociology, 1992.

Loyola University New Orleans, B.A. Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, 1986.

Professional History:

Saint Xavier University
2016 - Present

Senior Advisor for Higher Education
Bay Park Associates Inc.

Wittenberg University
2012 - 2016

Vice President for Planning

Rollins College
2011 - 2012

Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs

Rollins College
2010 - 2011

Dean of the Faculty
Rollins College
2007 - 2010

Associate Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
Loyola University New Orleans
2003 - 2007

Rollins College
2007 - 2012

Associate Professor
Loyola University New Orleans
2002 - 2007

Assistant Professor
Loyola University New Orleans
1996 - 2002

Loyola University New Orleans
1994 - 1996

Part-time Instructor
Loyola University New Orleans
1992 - 1994

Courses Taught: Introductory Sociology; Sociology of Gender; Senior Capstone; Applied Sociology; Issues in Public Education; Poverty in America; First-Year Seminars; Homelessness and Social Policy; and Graduate Course in Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Selected Awards and Other Recognition:

Award Recipient: POWER 50 Recipient, Honoring Dayton’s Most Influential Female Executives in Region Driving Change, Dayton Business Journal, September 2015 and October 2014.

Panelist: “The Presidency,” Session on Women in Leadership in Higher Education, Lutheran College Annual Conference, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, July 2015.

Presenter: The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Seminar, “Aligning Institutional Mission with the Presidency,” Lilly Endowment, Atlanta, GA, February 2015.

Workshop Presenter: “Twitter for Presidents: Triumphs, Trials, Trends and Tips,” (@WittPres), The 2015 CIC President’s Institute, San Diego, CA, January 2015.

Award Recipient: Woman of Distinction Leadership Award from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, October 2014.

Interview: “The Importance of Transparency in Governance” in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 2014.

Invited Presidential Panelist: Moving the Needle Together: Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership, American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network, Dayton, OH, November 2013.

Blog Posts: “Staying Focused on Students” (July 2013); “Priority One: Student Success” (March 2013); and “Creating a Sustainable Financial Future” (December 2012) Alma Mater Blog, Inside Higher Education.

Invited Faculty Member: Executive Leadership Academy (ELA): “Boards and External Constituencies,” “The First Year in Review: Transitions, Landings, Free Falls, Successes and Sundry Other Stories,” and “Accepting a Presidency: Fit, Culture, Contracts, and Life Thereafter,” Washington, D.C., June 2013.