Posted: Aug 17, 2011 9:57 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The president of Our Lady of Holy Cross College and all 19 members of its policy-making board have been dismissed with no warning and no explanation.
The Times-Picayune reports notification came Monday by email from Sister Suellen Tennyson, local leader of the order of Marianite nuns that owns the New Orleans college.
The paper says 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.
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.