The New Leader of Saint Xavier University in Chicago

Rebecca Sherrick is the new interim president of Saint Xavier University in Chicago. She had served for 22 years as president of Aurora University in Illinois, where she was one of the longest-serving presidents in the institution’s history. She was the first woman to serve as president of Aurora University.

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, Saint Xavier University enrolls just under 3,000 undergraduate students and more than 500 graduate students. Women make up 63 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“I look forward to helping to lead Saint Xavier University during the next chapter of its institutional story. Saint Xavier has a long and distinguished history and a bright and promising future, and I am honored to become a part of the SXU family,” said Dr. Sherrick.

Before being named president of Aurora University in 2000, Dr. Sherrick was provost at Carroll University in Wisconsin. There, she also served on the history department’s faculty for 20 years.

Dr. Sherrick holds a Ph.D. in history with specializations in American and Latin American history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

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