Graham, a 1975 Cornell College graduate, has served Xavier for 20 years, starting as an adjunct professor of history and culminating in his installation in 2001 as president of the University. He also has served as the senior development officer leading a $125 million campaign.
Graham graduated from Jefferson High School and then from Cornell with a degree in philosophy and psychology. He earned two master’s degrees and a doctorate from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in divinity at the Weston School of Theology. He was ordained a priest in 1988.