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Office of Academic Affairs


A Welcome Message from The Provost

Welcome to Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution of higher education inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy. As provost, I work collaboratively with deans, administrators, faculty and staff to provide academic leadership in all matters related to student learning, academic affairs, mission effectiveness, assessment, accreditation and strategic planning. At Saint Xavier, we are committed to educating the whole person for competence, character and career success, and our graduates are successful, compassionate and productive members of society.

We are proud to be recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution serving many first-generation students and those adult learners seeking to complete their education. At Saint Xavier, we offer high-quality rigorous undergraduate and graduate academic programs in three distinct academic divisions: the College of Liberal Arts and Education, the Graham School of Management and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. We pride ourselves on delivering programs that offer small classes with an active and engaging learning environment with dedicated and caring faculty.

Effective student learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom, and we provide many co-curricular activities, student organizations and service opportunities to foster student leadership development. We offer experiential learning opportunities, including research experiences, capstone courses, practicums and internships.

On behalf of the diverse community of faculty, staff and administrators at Saint Xavier, welcome -- we are all committed to your success!


Dean's 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, educational experience, faculty work, academic programs and other items of importance to the integrity of academic offerings at Saint Xavier University. Membership includes:

  • Saib Othman, Ph.D., Provost
  • Gwendolyn George, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Indranil Ghosh, Ph.D., Director, Graham School of Management
  • Angela Pirlott, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Education
  • John M. McDonald, Interim Director, Robert and Mary Rita Stump Library

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.