OLLU Presidential Search
Abel A. Chávez, PhD, the 10th President of Our Lady of the Lake UniversityVideo Message from President-Elect
Getting To Know Dr. Chávez
Dr. Chávez shares some personal insight into the people who have mentored and guided him, and the things he does for motivation and relaxation.
OLLU's 10th President is no stranger to Texas. In the early 2000s, Dr. Abel A. Chávez served as a project manager for Anheuser-Busch in Houston and Dow Chemical in Freeport. He also served an international business residency in Beijing and Singapore before transition to the higher education field.Read the Full Announcement
View Dr. Chávez's Bio
An integrative leader and learner, Dr. Chávez has served in multiple roles in and beyond higher education, allowing him holistic institutional oversight and understanding of the university operation.
“The search for the 10th President of OLLU yielded a strong field of candidates. Dr.
Abel Chávez stood out as the most qualified and best prepared to lead OLLU into an
exciting new era. Dr. Chávez is a proven leader with clear vision and global ambition,
a bilingual educator and businessman with a history of innovation and accomplishment.
He is bold, dynamic and ready to serve.”
-- Search Committee Co-Chairs Steve O’Donnell and Rosalinda Garcia