Xavier University Announces Assistant Provost

July 23, 2012

Scott A. Chadwick, PhD, provost and chief academic officer at Xavier University, has named Lori E. Johnson, MS, assistant provost for student enrichment, effective August 15, 2012.

A Michigan native, Johnson has been assistant to the vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI since 2007. Before that, she spent three years as director of undergraduate advising. She has more than 20 years of experience in academic advising, study abroad, and academic support services.

As assistant provost for student enrichment, she will manage tutoring, disability support services, and career services for students and alumni, lead the support for the expansion of the University’s international programs, and support the integration of the Center for Faith and Justice into students’ daily lives.

“Lori brings considerable experience and expertise in integrating student development with academics,” says Chadwick. ”Her passion for social justice and innovative problem solving will fit well with our students’ desire to make a significant difference in others’ lives.”

While at Bryant, Johnson integrated advising services with academic support, study abroad and registration, resulting in a 65 percent increase in student contact. She developed Bryant’s first study abroad office, providing students intellectual, personal and ethical development in an international atmosphere. Her approach to student development is holistic, requiring considerable collaboration among programs and services.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 1991 from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind. and a Master of Science in Administration, magna cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame.