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Dr. Reynold Verret, President of Xavier University and pharmacist

Dr. Reynold Verret

President of Xavier University and Immunologist

Dr. Reynold Verret was unanimously elected as President of Xavier University of Louisiana, the only Catholic HBCU in the nation, by the Board of Trustees in 2015.

As President of Xavier, Dr. Verret leads efforts to build enrollment, enhance the quality and diversity of academic programs, develop the faculty, promote interdisciplinary efforts, create partnerships, and honor Xavier’s founding legacy to contribute to a more just and humane society.

Dr. Verret previously served as provost at Savannah State and Wilkes Universities, as dean at the University of the Sciences, and led the Department of Chemistry at Clark Atlanta University. As a biochemist and immunologist, he held adjunct faculty appointments at Tulane and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Dr. Verret served on the National Institutes of Health, the Board of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, and the Georgia Coastal Indicators Coalition. He has dedicated effort to increase students from underrepresented groups pursuing degrees in STEM disciplines.

Dr. Verret’s family immigrated to the U.S. in 1963 from Haiti. He graduated from Columbia University and earned his doctorate from MIT. He engaged as a postdoctoral scholar at the Howard Hughes Institute for Immunology at Yale and the Center for Cancer Research at MIT.