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Monday, November 14, 2011

AASH Announces New National Office Director

This week I am here in St. Louis working in the National Office
with Maggie Kaspura.


     St. Louis, MO (Nov. 3, 2011) – The Associated Alumnae and Alumni of the Sacred Heart 2011-2013 Board of Directors has retained Maggie Sieger Kaspura as Interim National Office Director to replace Susan King. Susan King served as Director since June 2011.

     AASH Board President Maureen Elizabeth Ryan expressed the association’s appreciation for King's service, stating, “This was a difficult personal decision for Susan, and I speak for the entire board when I say that it has been a pleasure to have a woman of her professional caliber working with us during these past months.”

     The AASH Board voted to employ an Interim National Office Director to insure that the National Office continues to run smoothly. The interim designation will allow the Board the necessary time to fully assess its long-term needs and to form a strategic plan for the future. Maggie Kaspura will assume responsibilities immediately in the St. Louis office on a part-time basis.

     Maggie Sieger Kaspura is an award-winning journalist and author of the book Deep in the Heart: Celebrating the First Fifty Years, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart. Her work has appeared in TIME Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Associated Press, CNN, Realtor Magazine, Readers Digest, LOGO Network and Entertainment Weekly, among others.

     She was valedictorian of the 1985 graduating class at the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston, Texas, and earned a BA from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. The family recently moved to St. Louis, and their daughter is a student at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles.
      “As both an alum and parent, I know the value of all the intangibles that create our Sacred Heart culture,” Kaspura said. “I am excited by this opportunity to help foster that community nationally and I am deeply honored by the Board's decision to include me in its work."

     Ryan said the board is looking forward to working with Kaspura. She has previously volunteered her services to AASH and is currently writing biographies of its 37 past presidents. The biographies will be included in a book that will be published in time for distribution at the 39th Biennial AASH Conference to be hosted in Omaha, April 11-14, 2013. ##

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