|V.P. - Success & Inclusion
|Warde Academic Center
|Center of Inclusive Excellence
Natalie Page, Ed.D., (she/her/hers) is the inaugural chief diversity officer (CDO) at SXU. She is excited to be here and looks forward to enhancing SXU's long-standing community. With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Page comes with significant experience, having previously served as an adjunct instructor, full-time tenured faculty member, dean of communication, and vice president of academic affairs. Page's work in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been a common thread throughout her career. Years ago, she began a consulting firm where she provided training and developed diversity plans for nonprofits and parachurches throughout Chicagoland. She is also the founder of Blossom, an organization that offers support, encouragement and resources for women of color in order to graduate.
Page views the Office of Inclusive Excellence as a reservoir hub that champions and ensures diversity, equity and inclusion among the leadership, faculty, staff and students. Her goal is to create a safe, welcoming culture of belonging for everyone who steps foot on the campus of Saint Xavier, thus fulfilling one part of the mission of the Sisters of Mercy -- to "serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good."
Page received her doctor of education from Northern Illinois University, master's degree from Governors State University, and bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. She is married to her college sweetheart and has three adult children and one daughter in love. Page can be reached via email at inclusiveexcellenceFREESXU or in her office, Mercy Ministry Center (MMC) 117.
Doctorate in Education
Northern Illinois University
Master of Arts
Governors State University
Bachelor of Arts
Michigan State University
Areas of Specialization
- Diversity, equity and inclusion plans
- Conflict resolution and collaboration
- Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) cultural competency training and development