Having recently begun my appointment as Xavier University’s 35th President, allow me to welcome you to this remarkable community. Xavier is a comprehensive university offering a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and, as a Jesuit Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts tradition, we embrace our mission of educating each student intellectually, morally and spiritually. We create distinctive learning opportunities through rigorous academic and professional programs integrated with co-curricular engagement.
At Xavier, we provide countless opportunities in and beyond the classroom for academic and community service learning. Our outreach programs enhance and complete the educational experience through an inclusive environment of open and free inquiry, used to prepare students for a world that is diverse, connected and increasingly complex. Driven by our commitment to the common good and to the education of the whole person, the Xavier community challenges and supports students as they cultivate lives of reflection, compassion and informed action.
At Xavier, students are welcomed into a deeply personal community that encourages them to develop skills in order to become successful and achieve their goals. Our students are prepared to embrace lives of success and service after they graduate, always in pursuit of the greater good.
We are also proud to serve as an educational and cultural resource for the communities that border our campus, the City of Cincinnati and, indeed, for the broader world into which our students venture to continue their journeys. I am confident that, as you learn more about this unique community at Xavier University, you will find a place in which to continue your journey.
All the best,
Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D.