Governance and Administration



Laurie M. Joyner, Ph.D.
MMC 116
Mercy Ministry Center

The president is responsible for all operations of the University. The president provides the vision and leadership for the institution and reports to the Board of Trustees.


James M. MacLaren, Ph.D.
WAC A-219
Ward Academic Center

Interim Provost

Angela Durante
WAC E-225
Warde Academic Center

The provost administers all academic programs and services offered by the University's schools and college, and the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology (CIDAT).

Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team helps to shape and evaluate University policies and procedures, to ensure University operations and to guarantee that the well-being and concerns of all members of the University community are effectively served.

Deans' Council

The Deans' Council functions as the planning and advisory team to the provost. The council meets regularly to discuss, review and act on matters pertaining to students, faculty, programs and other items of importance to the integrity of academic offerings at Saint Xavier University. Membership includes:

The University also sponsors enrichment opportunities, including international education, religion and public discourse, campus program development and several on-campus clinics. Through these collective academic offerings, Saint Xavier University strives to provide its learning community with a solid foundation in liberal arts and professional education, establishing well-rounded members of society.