Governance and Administration


President, WAC A-305

Christine M. Wiseman, J.D.
The president is responsible for all operations of the University. The president provides the vision and leadership for the institution and reports to the Board of Trustees.

Interim Provost, WAC A-219

Kathleen Alaimo, 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. 

Executive Vice President and CFO, WAC A-106B

Robert H. Fisher, MBA

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 Center, 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 University Advancement, O'Grady

Shereitte Stokes

Vice President for University Mission and Ministry, MMC 114 

Graziano Marcheschi, M.A.,D.Min.

Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications, O'Grady 203

Deb Rapacz

Associate Vice President of University and Community Relations, O'Grady 226

Joan Knox

Deans' Council

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:

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.