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Our Lady of Holy Cross College announces changes in its Board of Regents, appoints Dr. Myles Seghers as interim president

The members of the Corporation of Our Lady of Holy Cross College issued the following release on August 16:

"The Members of the Corporation of Our Lady of Holy Cross College announced that they are forming a new Board of Regents. Also, effective August 16, 2011, the Members appointed as Interim President of the College Dr. Myles Seghers. Additionally, Dr. Patricia Prechter has been appointed interim Provost.

"Dr. Myles Seghers has been on the faculty of Our Lady of Holy Cross College's Education Department since 1998 and most recently has been coordinator of their master's program in Educational Leadership.


"Dr. Patricia Prechter, who has been associated with the College's nursing program since its inception in the late 1980's, has served for the past three years as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs."



Seghers succeeds Holy Cross Father Anthony J. DeConciliis, who had served as president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 2005.

Here is additional biographical information on Dr. Myles Seghers


Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, University of New Orleans, 1995; Master of Education in Educational Administration, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La., 1977;  Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies Education, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1970; De La Salle High School, New Orleans, 1965


Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 1998-present

Interim President, 2011-present; Professor of Education and Coordinator for Graduate Education, 2007-11; Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, 2006-07; Dean of the Division of Humanities, Education, and Counseling, 2004- 06; Director of Undergraduate Education and Certification, Coordinator for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Process, and Associate Professor, 2001-04; Director of Student Teaching and Assistant Professor, 1998-2001.

Office of Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of New Orleans, 1989-98 Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and Associate Superintendent for the Office of Catholic Schools, 1995-98; Associate Superintendent for Elementary Schools, 1992-98; Assistant Superintendent for Financial Development, 1989- 91.

Archbishop Rummel High School, 1970-89

Principal of Archbishop Rummel Junior High School and Academic Assistant Principal of Archbishop Rummel High School, 1978-89; Teacher and Assistant Coach, 1970-78


Board Memberships

Academy of Our Lady School Board (charter member), 2010-present; Louisiana Association of Teacher Educators Board of Directors, President 2001-03, 1998-2004.

Adjunct Professor

University of New Orleans, 1994-98; Our Lady of Holy Cross College, 1994-98.


School Leadership Center, New Orleans, 1995-present; Louisiana Accelerated Schools Project, University of New Orleans, 1992-96


Distinguished Alumnus Award, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2005

Distinguished Alumnus Award for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of De La Salle High School, August 1999.


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