NEW ORLEANS (March 28, 2016) — Xavier University of Louisiana announced today that Gia Soublet has been named Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Ms. Soublet’s appointment was made by President Dr. C. Reynold Verret with enthusiastic support of the University’s Board of Trustees.
“I am pleased to appoint Ms. Soublet to this important role within the University,” said President Verret. “For nearly a decade she has successfully guided fundraising efforts at Xavier and more than proven her ability to lead in the position. Furthermore, as an alumna, Ms. Soublet embodies Xavier’s mission and values, and she has the experience, ideas, and leadership abilities to advance the University’s goals.”
Soublet, who has served the same position in an interim basis since July 2015, oversees the operations of the University’s Development, Alumni Relations, and Media Relations offices.
“I am honored to have been appointed to this position at my alma mater,” said Soublet. “With a deep appreciation for Xavier’s rich history and tradition, I will be working to support President Verret’s inspired vision for the University’s future.”
Soublet has more than 20 years of successful development and fundraising experience, including serving at Xavier as Assistant Vice President in Institutional Advancement since 2007, where she cultivated and stewarded corporate and foundation partnerships and managed a pool of individuals and alumni.
Previously she served at United Way for Greater New Orleans, where she won numerous national participation and goal achievement awards, and at Dillard University, where served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.
A 1991 graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, Soublet also holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.
About Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.Xavier is recognized as the top producer of African American undergraduates continuing to complete medical school and one of the top three producers of African American Doctor of Pharmacy degree recipients. Xavier ranks first nationally in the number of African American students earning undergraduate degrees in biology and life sciences, chemistry, physics and pharmacy.