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Saint Xavier University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Full Time
Saint Xavier University

The Board of Trustees at Saint Xavier University (SXU) announces the national search for President. Saint Xavier University is a distinguished four-year, comprehensive, private Catholic institution located on the scenic southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier is a teaching institution with a long-standing commitment to serving its local community, helping students realize their educational dreams and changing the trajectory of the lives of those students and their families.

The Board seeks an accomplished, relational leader who is passionate about the University's mission and values and committed to an ethos of excellence, accountability, and student success. SXU is experiencing strong enrollment trends and positive institutional momentum, providing the next president with the opportunity to strengthen the sense of community while exploring—and pursuing—a long-term vision for the University. While it is not required that the President be Catholic, the successful candidate must embrace the Mercy charism, the University's values, and the University's Catholic identity.

Saint Xavier has one of the most diverse student populations among regional universities in the Midwest. More than 3,500 students are enrolled in one of SXU's two colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Education and the College of Nursing, Health Sciences and Business. SXU is deeply committed to student success, offering extensive resources for students both in and out of the classroom. The campus is rooted in its local community and offers a robust athletics program and five residential halls.

Full information about the position, including the application process, can be found in the position profile located in the Open Searches section of the Academic Search website. For additional information about Saint Xavier, please visit

Academic Search is assisting Saint Xavier in its search for a President. Prospective candidates are encouraged to speak with a consultant before applying. Confidential conversations regarding inquiries or nominations may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Scott Flanagan (click here for direct booking) or Consultant Disa Mason. This position is open until filled, but only applications received by November 6, 2023 can be assured full consideration. The application submission address is

Saint Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotions and all other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors protected by law. Hiring decisions will be based on the bona fide occupational qualifications of each applicant. The University is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Saint Xavier University affirms its position as a Catholic institution, inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, and asserts its rights to employ persons who subscribe to the mission, vision and core values of the University.


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