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ERIC Number: EJ960758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep-29
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Stuart, Reginald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v28 n17 p22-32 Sep 2011
When Norman Francis arrived at Xavier University of Louisiana in 1948 as a first-generation college student fresh out of high school from the poor side of Lafayette, Louisiana, his drive, intelligence, discipline and winning personality quickly earned him election as freshman class president. It was the start of something big. Today, Dr. Francis is in his 43rd year as president of Xavier, having parlayed what he brought to the table into what is widely regarded as one of the most successful leadership careers in the history of American higher education. He's been adviser to eight United States presidents and, while not a Ph.D., has been awarded more than 40 honorary degrees in addition to the juris doctorate he earned decades ago. 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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana