Xavier University of Louisiana President Kicks off Nationwide Tour in New York City on December 11th

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Continuing to build on the amazing legacy of Xavier University as one of the nation’s leading HBCU’s. It’s current President, Dr. Reynold Verret, President is launching a tour across the United States with his first stop in New York City from December 11th-13th. His goal throughout this 15-month tour is to promote the strategic plan of the University. These visits will lead into the Celebration of Xavier’s 95th Anniversary in 2020.

During his three-day visit, President Verret will engage with business and civic leaders to outline Xavier University’s strategic plan, which consists of an eight-point program highlighting initiatives to sustain Xavier’s mission and grow the university’s success. One key element from the initiative is Xavier’s new Doctorate of Education and Neuroscience program. It is the first neuroscience offered by a Historically Black College or University in the country.

Additionally, the university has also recently opened The Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit, the first of its kind. The center will serve as an incubator for thought, allowing community members of various disciplines to engage in conversation centered around socio-economic issues and power relations facing Americans today.

“As Xavier University leans forward into the future, our goal is to be at the forefront of academic excellence and leadership in the community,” said President Verret. “We will continue our fight for a more just and humane society in the years to come.”

These are the eight key tenets of President Verret’s strategic plan – Xavier Learns Forward:
* Sustain our mission and honor our African-American traditions and Catholic values;
* Maintain academic rigor, standards of excellence, and outcomes;
* Promote an inclusive learning community that provides a safe and welcoming environment for all members;
* Elevate Xavier’s reputation and recognition for providing its students with an exceptional academic curriculum;
* Contribute to equity and societal resilience in our region, especially by advancing high-quality pre-collegiate education for all;
* Build programmatic breadth in our undergraduate, graduate and professional schools;
* Grow enrollment through innovative recruitment;
* Sustain and support the environment of research and inquiry that addresses matters of import to the larger society, the Church, and the African diaspora.

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