Nation’s longest-serving college president to receive National Justice Award

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Xavier University President Norman C. Francis is slated to receive the St. Katharine Drexel National Justice Award from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem, Pennsylvania – near Philadelphia.

Xavier University President Norman C. Francis is slated to receive the St. Katharine Drexel National Justice Award from the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem, Pennsylvania – near Philadelphia.

“Dr. Francis is being honored for his national leadership not only in education but also in the fields of social justice and community relations, not to mention as an outstanding president of Xavier University of Louisiana for 40 years,’’ said Sr. Patricia Suchalski, president of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament whose Philadelphia-born foundress, Katharine Drexel established Xavier University in 1925 and scores of other schools for African Americans and Native-Americans across the nation.

The award will be the latest to recognize the achievements of Francis, who is the nation’s longest-serving university president.

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