This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #45. In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we welcome Dr. Reynold Verret, President, Xavier University of Louisiana. Xavier University of Louisiana is America’s only Historically Black and Catholic University and it graduates more African American students from medical school each year than any other university in the United States. Reynold talks to us about STEM programs in the black community and what XULA is doing to better serve the black community in a world that is now hungry for equality.
Dr. Reynold Verret is the sixth president and second lay leader of Xavier University of Louisiana. Of the 107 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and 262 Catholic colleges and universities in the United States, Xavier is the only Catholic HBCU in the nation.
Prior to acceding to the presidency of Xavier, Dr. Verret has served as provost at Savannah State University and at Wilkes University. As chief academic officer at Savannah, he led the university initiatives to build enrollment, enhance the quality and diversity of academic programs, develop the faculty, promote interdisciplinary efforts especially between the humanities and sciences, and to create cooperative relationships with neighboring institutions and with other partners at the K-12 and higher education levels.
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