Center for Mission and Identity

Dr. Debra Mooney

Vice President and Chief Mission Officer, Mission and Ministry

Dr. Debra Mooney assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Mission Officer on August 1, 2009. She is responsible for promoting the active engagement of the campus community in carrying out the mission of Xavier University as a Jesuit Catholic institution.

The Division of Mission and Ministry includes the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice and the Center for Mission and Identity including the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Institute for Jesuit Education, for which she serves as the Founding Director, and University Sustainability.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Mooney joined Xavier in 1999 practicing in the McGrath Health and Counseling Center and serving as the University Wellness Coordinator. In 2002, she was named the Associate Director of Ignatian Programs and served in various capacities as the Acting Director (2003), Director (2004), and Associate Vice President of the Division of Mission and Identity (2007).

In 2012, Dr. Mooney was appointed to the Peer Review Corp of the Higher Learning Commission, the accrediting body that evaluates all degree granting colleges and universities in 19 states in the North Central region. The Corp is responsible for assuring that an institution is complying with the accreditation criteria as well as for helping an institution advance within the context of its own mission.

Find out more about The Dorothy Day Canter for Faith and Justice/Campus Ministry, The Center for Mission and Identity, The Conway Institute for Jesuit Education and University sustainability as well as Xavier’s global resource on Jesuit education.