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Ronald Durnford

Vice President Planning & Institutional Research

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Ronald Durnford has served as Vice President for planning and institu- tional research at Xavier University of Louisiana since the fall of 2006. He has helped to rebuild and stabilize the institution’s planning processes following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina which closed the campus for six months. Prior to his work at Xavier, Durnford built his professional career at the University of Chicago in various administrative posi- tions, including his ten-year tenure as the Associate Dean of the Social Sciences Division.

Durnford received his B.A. degree in political science from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago. In addition to institutional planning and academic administration, Dunford’s other concentrations include institutional effectiveness, accreditation processes, and assessment.


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