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Xavier Prep Announces New Board Chair

Eleanora Bazile
Eleanora Johnson Bazile Chairperson, Xavier Prep
Board of Directors

New Orleans, LA; October 10, 2011 - At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors for Xavier University Preparatory School, Eleanora Johnson Bazile was elected chairperson of the Xavier Prep Board of Directors. Mrs. Bazile is a 1980 graduate of Xavier Prep and recently chaired the search committee that recommended that the Board hire Joseph E. Peychaud, Jr. as the new President/Principal for Xavier Prep. She is the Field Marketing Manager for the Wendy's Company Mid-South Division.

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Janice Burrell, Supervisor for the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review for the Social Security Administration and a 1957 Xavier Prep graduate, was elected Vice Chair; Sharon Carter Sheridan, a minute clerk for Orleans Parish Civil District Court and a 1966 Xavier Prep graduate, was re-elected to serve as Secretary for the Board.

Janice Burrell
Janice Burrell
Vice-Chairperson, Xavier Prep Board of Directors

Newly elected members include 1972 Xavier Prep graduate Dr. Gail Armant, a retired administrator for New Orleans Public Schools and currently CEO of Armant Consulting Services, LLC; Mrs. La Juana G. Chenier, Associate Vice President for Development/Chief of Staff at Xavier University; 1980 Xavier Prep graduate Dr. Conchetta White Fulton, Chair, Division of Clinical Administrative Sciences for the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University; Dr. Marguerite S. Giguette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Xavier University; 1969 Xavier Prep graduate Attorney Alice J. Grooms, a law clerk in Orleans Parish Criminal Court Section G and a private practice attorney; Sr. Monica Loughlin, SBS, Director of Freshman Seminar at Xavier University; 1965 Xavier Prep graduate Carmel Collins Mire, Principal at St. Leo the Great Elementary School; and Dr. Florencia Greer Polite, Assistant Professor for the LSU Health Sciences Center's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Sharon Carter Sheridan
Sharon Carter Sheridan Secretary, Xavier Prep
Board of Directors

Continuing Board Members include immediate past chair and 1959 Prep alumna Sondra Reine, Associate Director of Admissions at Xavier University; immediate past vice chair and 1961 Prep alumna Joyce Whitfield , a realtor with Latter & Blum, Inc.; Brian Burns, Director of System Regulatory Planning & Support for Entergy; Sr. Grace Mary Flickinger, SBS, a professor in the Biology Department at Xavier University; Gavin Goins, a professional photographer; Wil Jacobs, Housing Policy Director for the Louisiana State Office of Community Development; Sr. Amedee' Maxwell, SBS, Vice President of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; Sr. Jane Nesmith, SBS, Pastoral Life Coordinator at St. John the Apostle in Evansville, IN; Sr. Sandra Schmidt, SBS, General Treasurer/Councilor for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament; and Sr. Patricia Suchalski, SBS, President of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

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XUP is a Catholic college preparatory school open to female students in 7th through 12th grades. Founded in 1915, XUP is located in uptown New Orleans on historical Magazine Street, and serves as an anchor in this area of the city. Recognized twice as an Exemplary Secondary School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Xavier University Preparatory School inherits a tradition of high quality Catholic education from its foundress, St. Katharine Drexel, and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Xavier Prep has been in the forefront of educating and nurturing many of our local leaders including elected officials, educators, business executives, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, college presidents, and international entertainers. Through its Catholic identity and value-centered curriculum, Xavier Prep seeks to develop in each student those qualities and skills that will enable her to reach her fullest potential.

5116 Magazine Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115-1844
Phone: (504) 899-6061
Fax: (504) 891-8766
Web: www.xavierprep.com

Contact: Eleanora Bazile
Telephone: 504-220-0177

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