Ph.D. alumnus Keith Elder appointed President of Saint Xavier University

Ph.D. alumnus (’02, policy sciences) Dr. Keith Elder has been named the 22nd president of Saint Xavier University (SXU) in Chicago, Illinois. He will begin the new role March 1, 2024. He previously served as Provost and Executive Vice President of Mississippi College, appointed in 2020, and has over 20 years of service in higher education.

In October 2022, Dr. Elder was awarded “Outstanding Alumnus” for Social & Behavioral Sciences at the 2022 UMBC Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception. His work focused on healthy policy during his time at UMBC, where he received the National Institutes of Health Minority Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and he has led a long career in public health.

Learn more about Dr. Elder’s background and new role here.