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Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell

Vice President for Diversity and Engagement and Director of the Presidential Scholars Program

Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell, J.D., has served The University of Tulsa since 2006 as a law professor and senior administrator. Prior to joining the TU College of Law, where she taught torts, comparative and constitutional law, Caldwell practiced law for more than 15 years with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Information Agency and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

In her current position of vice president, Caldwell provides oversight and strategic guidance for the university’s planning and implementation of mission-driven diversity and inclusion efforts. She also manages the Presidential Scholars Program, provides leadership on enterprise risk management and serves on the leadership teams for internationalization and enrollment management. She is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and, as such, advises the president and senior executive team on high-level policy matters.

Caldwell speaks French fluently and holds a Diplome d’Etude Superieure (French Commercial law) from the University of Paris I Law School, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in French literature (cum laude) from Williams College. In 2011, she earned a certificate from the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education in educational management, and has been admitted to the bar in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.