President, WAC A-225
Provost, WAC A-305
Angela Durante, Ph.D.
The provost administers all academic programs and services offered by the University's schools and college, the Orland Park campus and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.
The President's Cabinet
The members of the The President's Cabinet include: the president, secretary of the corporation, and the vice presidents. The President's Cabinet helps to shape and evaluate University policies and procedures, to ensure University operations and to guarantee that the well-being and concerns of all members of the University community are effectively served.
Vice President for Business and Finance, WAC A-106B
Raymond Catania, MBA, CPA, CFP
The vice president for business and finance directs the operations of the various business, financial, retail and service units of the University. These operations include comptroller, food service, employee services, facilities management, auxiliary services, bookstore and student financial services.
Vice President for Student Affairs, WAC L-208
John P. Pelrine Jr., M.P.S.
The vice president for Student Affairs provides leadership for programs and services that contribute to a vigorous campus life and a supportive learning environment for all Saint Xavier University students. Athletics, Career Services, Counseling Services, Learning Center, Disability Services, Public Safety, Residence Life, Student Conduct, Campus Life, First Year Programs, Student Media and the Student Success Program report to the vice president.
Vice President for Administration and Planning - Secretary of the Corporation, WAC A-219
Susan M. Sanders, R.S.M., Ph.D.
The vice president for Administration and Planning is responsible for overseeing the planning, integration and evaluation of all University operational systems, support services, and policies in accordance with the University's mission, values, vision and goals.
The vice president develops strategic and business plans, creates policies, manages and evaluates operational activities, and provides overall direction and counsel to the president and members of the President's Cabinet in accordance with the University's mission, values, vision and goals.
The secretary of the corporation manages the University's relations with the Board of Trustees in cooperation with the president, records official minutes of the board and executive committee and ensures efficient board operations and quality relations with University trustees. The secretary plays a key role in Board communications, development, education, evaluation and recruitment. The secretary also serves as a legal corporate officer of the University and has fiduciary duties as such.
Vice President for University Relations, O'Grady 203
Robert C. Tenczar, Jr., MBA
The vice president for University Relations is responsible for leading and managing the University's media relations, publications, Web development, marketing, special events, and community and government relations to advance the University's mission, core values and strategic directions. The vice president coordinates and supervises successful marketing and public relations efforts.
The Deans' Council functions as the planning and advisory team to the provost. The council meets regularly to discuss, review and act on matters pertaining to students, faculty, programs and other items of importance to the integrity of academic offerings at Saint Xavier University. Membership includes:
- Provost (Angela Durante, Ph.D.)
- Associate Provost (Richard Venneri, Ph.D.)
- Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (Kathleen Alaimo, Ph.D.)
- Dean of the School of Education (Beverly Gulley, Ph.D.)
- Interim Dean of the Graham School of Management (John Eber, Ph.D.)
- Dean of the School of Nursing (Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D)
- Dean of the School for Continuing and Professional Studies (Leslie Petty, Ed.D.)
The University also sponsors enrichment opportunities, including international education, religion and public discourse, campus program development and several on-campus clinics. Through these collective academic offerings, Saint Xavier University strives to provide its learning community with a solid foundation in liberal arts and professional education, establishing well-rounded members of society.