Chronicling the Life and Career of a Higher Education Giant — Norman Francis

In this unique series, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education honors the life and career of Xavier University of Louisiana President Norman Francis. For more than four decades, Francis has led the private, historically Black, New Orleans-based university to exemplary accomplishment and achievement. Diverse recounts the challenges Francis faced and triumphs that are credited to his leadership. Please read and join the discussions at the end of each story in the series. ARG

Part I: | Peerless

His vigor unabated, Dr. Norman Francis marks his unheard-of 43rd year as president of Xavier University of Louisiana and counting, remaining as passionate as ever about the success of his students.

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With growing minority health needs across the state and in the Delta, compounded by Katrina, Xavier University president Norm Francis announced that the school in 2012 will begin offering undergraduate degrees in public health.

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Part III: | Xavier University

While Xavier University’s dynamic response to Hurricane Katrina is perhaps its best known accomplishment in the eyes of federal officials, the university’s aggressive approach in combating student loan defaults is another high-profile area of success.

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First lady Blanche Francis plays a key role in achievements of Xavier.

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How much has his longevity as president of Xavier University contributed to the success of Dr. Norman Francis?

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Part VI: | Ernest Morial

When college students Norman Francis and Ernest Morial met as classmates on the campus of Xavier University in New Orleans, little did the two energetic strangers know they would soon become fast friends and, eventually, Louisiana trailblazers for years to come.

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Xavier University president Norman Francis shares five thoughts about what it takes to be a successful college president.

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When people think of Xavier University, they also think of STEM excellence, writes the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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