Scott A. Chadwick Named New Provost and Chief Academic Office At Xavier University

| February 27, 2011

Xavier University (Cincinnati, OH) is pleased to announce Scott A. Chadwick, Ph.D. as the University’s new Provost and Chief Academic Officer. He will begin his duties on July 1.

Chadwick will succeed Xavier’s current Academic Vice President and Provost Roger Fortin who announced last spring he would be stepping down at the end of the 2010-2011 academic year and return to faculty. Fortin has served as the Academic Vice President and Provost at Xavier for the past 10 years. 

Dr. Chadwick brings with him many years of experience in higher education, a palpable entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for integrating Jesuit and Catholic values and perspectives into the fiber of our University,” says Michael J. Graham, S.J, president of Xavier University. 

“I am delighted to join Xavier University and to work with its exceptional faculty and staff. There exists a tremendous number of opportunities for us to advance the mission of the University as we focus on student learning and living, scholarship, and the contribution we can make together to enhance social justice in our communities. It is exciting to think about all we can do together,” says Chadwick.

Chadwick comes to Xavier with administrative experience at two sister Jesuit, Catholic schools: Canisius College in Buffalo and Creighton University in Omaha. At Canisius since 2007, Chadwick serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Mission & Identity Officer and Professor of Communications Studies. During his time at Creighton, Chadwick served as assistant vice president, and then associate vice president for academic affairs. 

Prior to Creighton, Dr. Chadwick served as a faculty member for nine years - as a faculty member with the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University, and earlier with the Department of Speech Communication at Oregon State University.  

He earned his Ph.D. in communication studies from the University of Kansas in 1994.  He also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Iowa. After earning his MBA, Chadwick worked with Sprint, Firestone, and Arthur Andersen prior to deciding to pursue his Ph.D. at Kansas.   

He’s been a coordinator and/or evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission and currently serves as a peer review consultant for the Middle States Commission of Higher Education.

Chadwick is married to Pamela Chadwick, who works in veterinary medicine and volunteers with several non-profit companion animal organizations.