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Loren Blanchard

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Dr. Loren Blanchard holds a B.S. degree in Speech Pathology Education from Xavier University, a M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration & Supervision from McNeese State University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia. Prior to taking up the post of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier, he was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic & Multicultural Affairs at the LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans. He also served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Louisiana System (ULS) in Baton Rouge, where he provided coordination among eight regional universities in achieving their academic and research goals. Dr. Blanchard also served as Vice President for Accreditation, Leadership and Accountability for ULS; and Accreditation Specialist with the Louisiana Department of Education. He previously served as Chair and Associate Professor in Xavier’s Division of Education and as Xavier’s Coordinator for National Accreditation through the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A sought after national expert in accreditation planning and implementation, he led the effort to seal the state of Louisiana’s partnership with NCATE.


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