Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management


Dr. Xavier Whitaker is the Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management. He began at the University of West Georgia in September 2015 and is responsible for enrollment management, student life initiatives, programs, and support at the university.

Dr. Whitaker has over 18 years of professional leadership and collaborative management experience devoted to supporting student success. He has served on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and alumni at several distinctive universities, which include a top tier public research university with more than 52,000 students. He has extensive higher education experience working directly with diverse students and educators from various ethnic, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds. He has teaching experience at the University of Texas at Austin and Baylor University.

Dr. Whitaker earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Azusa Pacific University in 2013. He also earned a Masters of Arts in Leadership at Friends University in 2000 and the Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwestern College in 1996.

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Education, Southwestern College, 1996
  • M.A., Leadership, Friends University, 2000
  • Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, 2013