Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell
Associate Vice President 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 over 15 years. She held key federal positions with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where she advised clients on contracts, employment and regulatory matters.
Most recently she served as an Attorney-Adviser for the State Department with assignments in both Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma.
In her current position as Associate Vice President, Caldwell manages the Presidential Scholars Program for which she founded SACTAPS -- Student Advisory Committee for TURC (Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge) and Presidential Scholars -- which has been a catalyst for scholars' increased participation in nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, and specialized research.
During her tenure, Caldwell has provided analysis, strategic guidance and leadership on the full range of university matters addressed in the President's Office, including but not limited to internationalization, enrollment management, dispute resolution, and scholar-athlete well-being. She is the University's ex officio representative to the National Association of College and University Attorneys and, as such, advises the President on major policy issues that have implications for the campus-wide community.
Caldwell speaks French fluently and holds a Diplome d’Etude Superieure (French Commercial law) from the University of Paris I Law School in Paris, France, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a bachelors degree in French Literature (cum laude) from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She earned a certificate from the Harvard Institute for Educational Management in 2011, and has been admitted to the bar in both Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.