Rose Ann Fleming interview
Xavier University (Cincinnati Ohio), College sports, Basketball, Administration, Student athletes, Academic advising
In this interview, Rose Ann Fleming, S.N.D.de N., talks about her childhood, her career as a high school teacher and administrator, and her tenure as President of Trinity College. She describes the 25 years she spent advising varsity athletes at Xavier University (Cincinnati,Ohio), discussing the coaches she worked with, the students she assisted, and the highly successful graduation rate of student athletes that Xavier enjoyed during this period. She also talks about her 34 years of pro bono legal work through the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society.
From 1985 to 2010 Rose Ann Fleming, S.N.D.de N., served as the Coordinator of Athletic Academic Advising at Xavier University. In 2010 she was appointed Special Assistant to the President of Xavier University and the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, positions she still holds. Prior to Xavier, she was President of Trinity College in Washington, D. C. Sr. Fleming holds a doctorate in Educational Administration from Miami University, Ohio, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Chase College of Law. She is the recipient of numerous awards including induction into Xavier’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2014 Xavier retired her “athletic jersey” which now hangs in the arena of the Cintas Center. In 2019 the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber named her a Great Living Cincinnatian. Her autobiography Out of Habit: My Life as Xavier University’s Unlikely Point Guard, coauthored by Laura Pulfer, was published in 2014.
Xavier University Oral History Collection
University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
Rose Ann Fleming interview, February 7, 2019, XUAOH2019-001-XU008, Xavier University Oral History Collection, University Archives and Special Collections, Xavier University Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
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