May 16, 2018
Curtis Wright, who presently serves as the Dean of Campus Life and Chief Diversity Officer at Wagner College, will become Xavier’s next Vice President of Student Services.
"I am pleased to welcome Mr. Wright to the Xavier family and look forward to his creative contribution to the student experience and to Xavier as a whole," said Xavier President Reynold Verret. “This position is key to the development of students who not only achieve academic excellence but also become servant leaders who will change the world."
Previously, Wright served in a variety of roles at Wagner University including Dean of Campus Life and Leadership, Associate Dean of Campus Life and Director of the Office of Co-Curricular Programs. Prior to his tenure at Wagner, Wright also served at New York University and at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Wright replaces longtime Vice President of Student Services, Dean Joseph Byrd, who is retiring after decades of dedication to generations of Xavierites. He will officially join Xavier in his new role on August 01.
Xavierites have a history of going above and beyond, including XULA Parents! Sadly, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that universities and colleges had to cancel traditional commencement celebrations for the class of 2020, including Xavier University of Louisiana. Understandably, many graduating students were devastated by this news, including public health major Gabrielle Pierce.Student Life