First Year at Xavier University:
Dave Johnson assumed his role of Associate Provost and Chief Student Affairs Officer at Xavier University on July 1, 2012. During his time at Xavier, Dave has also served as the Executive Director for the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (2010-2011) and as the Director for Peace and Justice Programs (2007-2010).
Prior to Xavier, Dave worked five years for the SHARE Foundation, a non-governmental organization that promotes economic development in El Salvador, worked at St. John’s University in Minnesota, served as a teacher in Belize and biked from the southernmost tip of Argentina to Minnesota. Dave has his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH; his research focused on leadership practices and institutional change that promotes student success. Dave received his master’s degree in theology with a concentration in social ethics from Boston College and has a Bachelor’s degree in Peace Studies from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
As the Associate Provost and Chief Student Affairs Officer, Dave oversees 12 functional areas, 58 staff members and over 170 student workers. The division generates over $17 million in annual revenue and manages over 1.4 million square feet of facilities. Student Affairs supports students’ social integration into the University community; our mission is to facilitate and promote leadership development, wellness, identity development, and a commitment to spirituality and social justice.