Presidential Transition

COLLEEN M. HANYCZ, PhD, ANNOUNCED AS 35th PRESIDENT OF XAVIER UNIVERSITY

Colleen M. Hanycz, PhD, was announced as the 35th president of Xavier University on Jan.11, 2021. President Hanycz succeeded President Michael J. Graham, S.J., when she took office on July 1, 2021. 

Join the Xavier Community in welcoming President Hanycz through a variety of inauguration events from Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 to Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. Find details on the Presidential Inauguration website. 

Meet Colleen Hanycz, PhD

Dr. Hanycz’s leadership, academic credentials, character and commitment to Catholic higher education highlight her ability lead Xavier into the future.


About Dr. Hanycz

Announcement from Board Chair

Read a letter from Vince Caponi (XU '72) Chairman of Xavier's Board of Trustees, announcing Dr. Colleen M. Hanycz as Xavier University's 35th president.


Read Mr. Caponi’s complete announcement

Office of the President

Find more information, including Office of the President contact details, Board of Trustees and University leadership information and links to our mission and strategic vision.


Office of the President