Board of Visitors
The Mission of the Xavier University Board of Visitors

The Mission of the Board of Visitors is to assist in advancing the goals and interests of Xavier University in the broader community.  Board members will

  1. Provide a model for the qualities of leadership and service that form the core of Xavier University’s educational values;

  2. Stimulate dialogue between Xavier and various elements of the broader community to promote understanding, justice, and a commitment to access higher education for African Americans;

  3. Assist in creating opportunities to access key leaders in the spheres of government, higher education, the corporate world and  philanthropy who might be able to assist Xavier;

  4. Seek ways to improve the visibility and image of the University to promote better understanding of its strengths and accomplishments locally, nationally and internationally;

  5. Provide a forum in which the President of Xavier can openly communicate with the members about the most pressing issues, needs and challenges of higher education within a framework of ongoing dialogue and support.

Current Members

Mr. John Augustine, III
Kenneth Carter, Esq.
Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn
Janice Martin Foster, Esq.
Frances Gray Fayard, Esq.
Mr. Richard Freeman
Mr. James Garner, Esq.
Mr. Victor Labat, Jr.
Ms. Ti Adelaide Martin
Major General David Mize

Dr. Myron E. Moorehead
Senator Edwin R. Murray
Colvin Norwood, Esq.
Reverend Wayne C. Paysse
Mr. Ashton Phelps, Jr.
Mr. M. Cleland Powell, III
Mr. Peter Quirk
Mrs. Carroll W. Suggs, Chair
Mr. Rod West


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