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Xavier University of Louisiana Office of the Provost

Welcome to the Xavier University of Louisiana Office of the Provost, where our mission is to foster academic excellence, leadership, and innovation in alignment with the university's rich Catholic heritage. Committed to cultivating a vibrant learning community, we aim to provide transformative educational experiences that empower students, engage in cutting-edge research, and promote a spirit of inquiry and truth.ries.

Becoming the XULA the world needs

Xavier University of Louisiana, inspired by its rich heritage and commitment to academic excellence, aspires to be a leading Catholic research university on a global scale. Embracing a distinctive identity and mission, Xavier seeks to stand alongside the world's premier private research institutions while embodying the values of its Catholic tradition. This ambitious endeavor, fostering top-tier education and research guided by a shared Catholic mission, represents a groundbreaking and transformative initiative in the realm of higher education.

In her role as Provost, Dr. Marguerite Giguette serves as the chief academic officer at Xavier University of Louisiana. Entrusted with the stewardship of the university's mission, Dr. Giguette is the foremost advocate for academic excellence within both the internal and external spheres. Leading strategic academic initiatives on behalf of the university, she collaborates with associate provosts, the vice president for research, deans, the university librarian, and other academic leaders. Dr. Giguette is dedicated to cultivating a vibrant learning community that challenges and engages students, inspires cutting-edge research and scholarship, and values intellectual inquiry as a pursuit of truth.

At Xavier University of Louisiana, the Provost's office, under the leadership of Dr. Giguette, strives to uphold the institution's Catholic mission, contributing to the university's role as a distinguished global Catholic research university. Through her guidance and collaboration with academic leaders, Dr. Giguette ensures that Xavier remains at the forefront of academic achievement, making significant contributions to both education and research in alignment with its rich Catholic tradition.

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A Strategic Framework

A Visionary Path Forward Xavier University of Louisiana aspires to stand at the forefront as a premier global Catholic research university, distinguished and unique among the world's top private institutions.

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Discover the innovative programs and opportunities available at Xavier University of Louisiana's esteemed College of Pharmacy

College Of Pharmacy

Discover the innovative programs and opportunities available at the University's esteemed College of Pharmacy by visiting the College of Pharmacy
Explore the diverse array of academic disciplines and enriching experiences offered at the University by visiting the College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Explore the diverse array of academic disciplines and enriching experiences offered at the University by visiting the College of Arts and Sciences
Discover the diverse array of academic disciplines and exceptional programs offered at Xavier University of Louisiana's Colleges & Programs, empowering students to excel in their chosen fields, by visiting the Colleges & Programs

Colleges & Programs

Discover the diverse array of academic disciplines and exceptional programs offered at Xavier University of Louisiana's Colleges & Programs, empowering students to excel in their chosen fields, by visiting the Colleges & Programs

Delve into the rich heritage and scholarship of Black Catholicism at Xavier University of Louisiana's renowned Institute for Black Catholic Studies by visiting the Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Delve into the rich heritage and scholarship of Black Catholicism at the University's renowned Institute for Black Catholic Studies by visiting the Institute for Black Catholic Studies
Embark on a global academic journey and broaden your cultural horizons through Xavier University of Louisiana's International Programs by visiting the International Programs website.

International Programs

Embark on a global academic journey and broaden your cultural horizons through the University's International Programs by visiting the Office of International Programs.
Explore cutting-edge research initiatives and opportunities for sponsored programs at Xavier University of Louisiana, fostering academic excellence and innovation, by visiting the Research & Sponsored Programs

Research & Sponsored Programs

Explore cutting-edge research initiatives and opportunities for sponsored programs at Xavier University of Louisiana, fostering academic excellence and innovation, by visiting the Research & Sponsored Programs


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If you are interested in the development of faculty across all career stages and areas of professional responsibility.

Visit the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development

For open faculty positions, please visit the Faculty Positions website.

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provost@tjae.net