Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Message from VP of OIDI

Meet Dr. Normal L. Townsel, Jr., Ph.D., LPCC-S

Dr. Norman Townsel serves as the Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.

Dr. Townsel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S).  He joined Xavier in 2011 as the Associate Director of Counseling Services, and currently serves as a Teaching Professor and Clinical Coordinator in the Department of Counseling, helping to expand the opportunity for practicum and intern students to complete their training in the campus setting.

Prior to coming to Xavier, Dr. Townsel served in leadership roles at a community mental health center, youth services center, and juvenile correctional facilities. Since his arrival at Xavier, Dr. Townsel has been demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion through his engagement in a wide variety of activities that include the 2019 Fall USS Symposium, the President's Diversity Learning Circle, and CTE's Faculty Learning Community on Antiracism in the Classroom.

Institutional Leadership Statements

Fundamental to its educational mission is Xavier's deep-seated commitments to equity and inclusion. The following leadership statements and institutional policies express those commitments in relation to the educational excellence that is our hallmark.