The College of New Rochelle Welcomes New Members to Board of Trustees

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The College of New Rochelle (CNR) has announced the election of two new members to the College’s Board of Trustees: Carla L. Romita Eccleston, Esq. returns to the Board, and Sister Margaret Ann Moser, O.S.U. joins the Board of Trustees of CNR.

In making the appointments, Judith Huntington, President of CNR said, “The Trustees are responsible in so many ways for the well being of this institution. I turn to them for their good counsel and for their wisdom. They give generously of their time and energy to the College, and all of us in the community, students, faculty, and staff are grateful for their dedication.”

Carla Romita Eccleston

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Carla Romita Eccleston is Senior Vice-President of Castle Oil Corporation. In her position at Castle, Romita Eccleston manages company-wide advertising, promotional and marketing efforts and oversees sales and administrative functions for her division which supplies heating oil to thousands of residential and commercial customers in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Dutchess Counties. She is also responsible for managing Castle’s human resources, insurance matters, and real estate portfolio.

Her involvement in industry associations includes her positions of past president and current member of the Board of Directors of New York Oil Heating Association, Inc. (NYOHA) and Chair of the Empire State Petroleum Association (ESPA). She is a Vice President and member of the Board of Directors at the Independent Fuel Terminal Operators Association (IFTOA) and a board member of the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York (ABO).

Romita Eccleston received her B.A. and M.A. in German Language and Literature from New York University. She received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Prior to joining Castle, Romita Eccleston practiced law at the firm of Reid & Priest LLP in Manhattan, where she specialized in general corporate, utilities financing, and real estate law.

In addition to her duties at Castle, Romita Eccleston serves on the Leadership Board of Project Y.E.S.S., which raises funds to finance capital improvements for the inner-city schools of the New York Archdiocese. She is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Ursuline School in New Rochelle and previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The College of New Rochelle from 2006 to 2011.

Sister Margaret Ann Moser

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Sister Margaret Ann Moser is President of the Ursuline Academy of Dallas, Texas a position she had held since 1989. On June 30, 2012, she will retire as president of the Ursuline Academy and assume a new part-time position as President Emerita.

A graduate of Ursuline Academy, she professed her vows as a member of the Order of St. Ursula in 1959 and received her B.A. in History from The College of New Rochelle in 1962, and then earned her M.A. in Theology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

She has had a long career in teaching and administration spanning more than four decades. She has been principal of schools in St. Louis and New Orleans, served as Associate Director of Religious Education with the Office of Religious Education in Springfield, Illinois, and in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Sister Margaret Ann also received her certification in spiritual direction in New Orleans and extended her ministry to also include retreat facilitation.

Under her leadership, the Academy has grown tremendously and she has led multimillion dollar fundraising campaigns and directed landmark expansion of campus facilities. Over the years, she has also promoted steady growth in endowments for scholarships, faculty, and facilities.

In February of this year, The Catholic Foundation honored her with the 30th Annual Catholic Foundation Award in recognition of her commitment and service to Catholic education and the Dallas community.

She is currently a member of the Catholic Housing Initiative Board, Sisters of Our Lady of Charity Advisory Board, and the Ursuline Academy of New Orleans Board of Trustees. She is a former member of the boards of St. Alcuin Montessori School, Dallas, and Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Houston.

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