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President Of Saint Xavier University Appointed To Illinois Board Of Higher Education



Saint Xavier University is proud to announce that the university president, Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., has been appointed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE). The 16-member board is responsible for overseeing the state’s programs, activities and policies related to higher education.

Wiseman has extensive experience in the field. She is the immediate past provost of Loyola University Chicago (2007-2010), where she also served as a tenured law professor. Before that, Wiseman was Vice President of Academic Affairs at Creighton University, where a scholarship for disadvantaged women was established in her name, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marquette University. From 2006 to 2012, she served on the board of trustees of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and was the chair of its Academic Affairs Committee.

Wiseman has received numerous honors and awards through her career. Earlier this year she was named one of the “100 Women of Influence” list in Today’s Chicago Woman. She was also recognized as one of the “Most Powerful and Influential” women in Illinois by the National Diversity Council in 2010 and as a “Woman of Influence” by the Wisconsin Business Journal in 2000. also In 1989 Wiseman received the Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award for her Texas death row representation.

Wiseman’s commitment to excellence in education is reflected in Saint Xavier’s Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program. Designed for education professionals in the K-12 and higher education levels, the Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction incorporates the most up-to-date theories and methods in instruction and learning, including response to intervention, differentiated instruction, assessment-driven instruction and formative assessment. The curriculum is aligned with Common Core Standards to ensure that teachers are prepared to meet new state expectations.

Through the MACI online courses, participants in the program study literacy issues, curriculum development, and leadership to redefine themselves as teacher leaders capable of meeting and exceeding new standards in learning and preparing their students for successful futures. The program also includes a comprehensive two day residency, where participants will practice their new skills by creating an effective curriculum for various educational arenas.

To learn more about the online Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, go to or call (866) 319-8966.

About Saint Xavier University:
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,000 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 43 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently as a Top 5 Online Graduate Nursing Program over the last seven years and among the Best Colleges in the Midwest in 2014.