De La Salle’s President Officially Retires on July 14th
After serving for the last two years at De La Salle, first as Principal and then as President, Dr. Myles Seghers (’65) will officially retire on July 14, 2016. In recognition of his service to the school, Dr. Seghers was named Alumnus of the Year by the De la Salle Alumni Association. He will be replaced as President by Mr. Michael Giambelluca who will assume duty on July 15th.
Dr. Seghers is considered one of the most well-known and respected Catholic administrators in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. His career has spanned 46 years. In 1970, he began his career as a teacher and coach at Archbishop Rummel High where he eventually moved into administration as Academic Assistant Principal and Principal of the Junior High. Based on his service to the school, he was made an honorary graduate in 1989.
In 1989, Dr. Seghers accepted the position of Associate Superintendent in the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Catholic school central office where he served for ten years before transitioning into higher education. In 1989, Seghers began a thirteen year period at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. At the College, Dr. Seghers worked in various administrative capacities including Dean, Academic Vice-President, and Interim President. During his tenure at the College he raised in rank from Assistant Professor to Professor Emeritus by the time he left the College in 2012.
After he left Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Dr. Seghers worked as a consultant for the School Leadership Center for the Greater New Orleans Area from 2012 to 2014 before returning to his Alma Mater in 2014 as Principal. In his farewell letter, he stressed that it has been an honor and pleasure to have served at his Alma Mater during the last two years. We thank Dr. Seghers for his leadership during the last two years, and we wish him well in his retirement.
Read Dr. Seghers’ farewell letter where he reflects on De La Salle’s recent successes and the school’s future by Clicking Here.