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Leadership and Vision



Headshot for Keith Elder, Ph.D., President

Office of the President

Saint Xavier University embraces a shared leadership vision of faculty, staff and student empowerment that is shaped by the Office of the President and guided by the Board of Trustees to create a financially sustainable institution that educates students for competence, character and career success.

Keith Elder, Ph.D. is the president of Saint Xavier University and is a mission-driven educator committed to institutional success.


Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is led by Provost Saib Othman, Ph.D., and encompasses academic resources as well as leadership for academic programs.



strive 2025

Strive 2025: Pathways to Institutional Excellence, Accountability and Sustainability

Strive 2025 is the strategic plan for Saint Xavier University and will serve as the guiding document to sustain SXU through 2025.

Read the Plan