Our Lady of Holy Cross College dismisses president and 19 board members
August 18, 2011
With no warning and no explanation, the president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College and all 19 members of its policy-making board have been dismissed.
Notification came Monday via email from Sister Suellen Tennyson, local leader of the order of Marianite nuns that owns the Algiers college, board members said.
The Rev. Anthony DeConciliis, who had been installed as the college's president the Friday before Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Myles Seghers, the college's coordinator of graduate education, has been named interim president.
In Tennyson's statement announcing Seghers' appointment, Tennyson did not indicate why DeConciliis and the board were removed. She said only that the nuns wanted to form a new board.
"Please join us in prayer for the students, faculty, staff and administration as they begin the 2011 fall semester on Aug. 27," her statement concluded.