Xavier names first female board chair

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Barbara J. Howard as its first chairwoman. Howard chaired the academic affairs committee of the board since 2006, in what President, Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J. calls the “nerve center” of the university’s activity and decision-making. “And as we look forward to a new strategic plan, ‘The Xavier Way,’ for moving forward with the new core curriculum, for moving forward in many ways, so much of what’s going to be fundamental to us comes out of the agenda of the academic affairs committee,” Graham said. “So for Barb … Continue reading Xavier names first female board chair

Board of Trustees approves Alter renovation

By: Lydia Rogers ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier Board of Trustees has officially approved the $18 million renovation to Alter Hall. Until closing for the Spring 2013 semester, Alter had been Xavier’s primary classroom building for over 50 years. Since its construction, nearly every Xavier student and faculty member has passed through its doors. Its inability to be used as a learning space has had a strong impact on the function of the campus., making the creation of new classroom spaces (like those in the Cintas Center and the Alumni Center) necessary. The financial approval for renovation seems to have finally … Continue reading Board of Trustees approves Alter renovation