Associate Vice President
Jacqueline Higgs Caldwell, J.D. is Associate Vice President at The University of Tulsa (TU), serving as a strategic adviser to the President and member of the President's Small Executive Staff. On behalf of TU, she leads the accreditation and governance teams for the public/private collaboration between TU and the University of Oklahoma to create a new four-year School of Community Medicine in Tulsa. In addition, she directs and supervises the Presidential Scholars Program, manages and resolves appeals to the President's Office, and serves as liaison to the Internationalization Leadership Council and Enrollment Management Committee.
Professor Caldwell joined the TU College of Law in 2006, where she taught Comparative Law, Torts and Constitutional Law. Prior to TU, she had more than 15 years of experience, holding key federal positions, including service with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Information Agency and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Most recently she served as an attorney-adviser for the State Department, with assignments in Washington, D.C. and Oklahoma.
Professor Caldwell speaks French fluently and holds an Institute for Educational Management (IEM) Certificate from the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Graduate School of Education; Diplôme d'Etude Supérieure (French Commercial Law) from the University of Paris I Law School (Panthéon-Sorbonne); a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. in French Literature (cum laude) from Williams College in Massachusetts. She is a Fulbright alumna, (English Teaching Assistantship in France), and has been admitted to the bar in both Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.