Women of Xavier
moments from the beginning
New regulations mandating teaching certification led to the creation of the St. Xavier summer school program in 1914. In 1917, 93 nuns were enrolled in the downtown campus.
Alumnae Association formed. Catherine Carter, a School of Law graduate, became the first president and Luella Sauer, also a charter member, helped to create an annual scholarship.
The 1973 Homecoming half-time saw the reinstatement of the Homecoming Queen tradition along with the establishment of the position of Homecoming King.
upcoming events in 2019
With a grant awarded by the American Association of University Women to the Office of Career Development, student-professional mentoring pairs are gathering to engage in Debra Mooney's "Leadership Mastery and Moxie" career reflection guide on Jan. 30, Networking Skills on Feb. 11, and Breaking Stereotypes on March 30.
Women in Sustainability & Environmental Justice
Highlighting the central role of women in sustainability and featuring experts on ecological responsibility, a major presentation will be headlined by Dorceta Taylor, PhD, in the spring and Whitney Tome in fall.
A performative collaboration between students and L.A.-based composer and pianist Josh Nelson will culminate in a fall public performance of a world-premiere choral piece and narrative celebrating Xavier's women.
share and celebrate with us
All-year, we are celebrating the contributions, achievements and sustaining impact that women have made and continue to make on Xavier University. If you are among the pioneering women who helped blaze the trail for today’s women of Xavier we want to hear from you.
FINANCE PROF KIM RENNERS’ GOAL? TO BE MENTOR AS WELL AS TEACHER
Xavier Professor Kim Renners is a mentor to her students. Want help finding a job? She will tap into her contacts in the business world. Need some experience to boost that resume? She will offer some tips to get your resume noticed.
KANDI STINSON LEADS STUDENT RESEARCH INTO THE HIDDEN POCKETS OF HUNGER
“Learning by doing” fits well into Kandi Stinson’s approach to teaching research methods. Her mandatory course for Sociology majors, Investigating Social Life, is also available to any student. And as chair of the Department of Sociology at Xavier, she makes sure to add “service” to the equation. As she puts it, “It’s even better if actually doing research has not only practical implications, but is of service in the community.”