Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Members of the Board of Trustees

Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, D.D., Archbishop of New Orleans
Very Reverend Joshua J. Rodrigue, S.T.L., Rector-President
Most Reverend Robert W. Marshall, Jr., J.D., Bishop of Alexandria
Most Reverend Joel M. Konzen, S.M., D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta
Most Reverend Michael G. Duca, J.C.L., Bishop of Baton Rouge
Most Reverend Louis F. Kihneman, III, D.D., Bishop of Biloxi
Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, J.C.D., Bishop of Birmingham
Most Reverend Joseph R. Kopacz, Ph.D., Bishop of Jackson
Most Reverend John Douglas Deshotel, D.D., Bishop of Lafayette
Most Reverend Glen J. Provost, D.D., Bishop of Lake Charles
Most Reverend Thomas J. Rodi, J.D., J.C.L., Archbishop of Mobile
Most Reverend Francis I. Malone, J.C.L., Diocese of Shreveport
Very Reverend John M. Paul Tai Van Tran, CRM
Very Reverend Gregory M. Boquet, O.S.B., Rector, St. Joseph Seminary
Right Reverend Justin Brown, O.S.B., Abbot of St. Joseph Abbey
Very Reverend Patrick J. Williams, Vicar General, Archdiocese of New Orleans
Jose Juan S. Bautista, Ph.D., Xavier University
Mrs. Jill C. Cabes, M.Ed., M.A.T.S., Community Volunteer
RaeNell Billiot Houston, Ph.D., Superintendent, Office of Catholic Schools
Mrs. Lauren R. Lagarde, M.A.P.L., Legatus of New Orleans, Regnum Christi Director
The Honorable Wendy Baldwin Vitter, J.D., U. S. District Court
Mr. Larry “Donnie” Kuzma, S. A. President, Diocese of Alexandria


Duties of the Board of Trustees

The overall duties of the Board of Trustees are to: formulate and enact policies; to select, evaluate, and determine the length of term for the Rector-President; and, to provide fiduciary oversight to the Seminary.  To fulfill these duties, the Board has created a committee structure but may choose to act as a committee of the whole in place of a standing committee structure.

The functions of the Board have been stated in Article II of its by-laws and are listed as follows:

The Board of Trustees is empowered to formulate and enact policies and regulations governing the administrative, academic and spiritual affairs of Notre Dame Seminary, which policies are to be administrated and implemented by the administration and faculty.

The Board functions as committee of the whole in the exercise of the following responsibilities:

  1. To recommend to the Archbishop of New Orleans a priest to serve as the rector-president who is directly responsible for the administration of the seminary
  1. To approve the incurring of extraordinary indebtedness in consultation with the Archdiocesan Finance Committee
  1. To approve tuition, fees, and all significant changes in seminary programs
  1. To approve candidates for the annual graduation
  1. To examine and approve the seminary budget
  1. To approve the rector-president’s term of office