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NEW ORLEANS ARCHBISHOP GREGORY M. AYMOND JOINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS04/05/11
Frank Sadlier Dinger, Chairman of William H. Sadlier, Inc., and William Sadlier Dinger, President, announced on January 21, 2011 that Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of
New Orleans, will become a member of Sadlier's Board of Directors effective immediately.
Frank Dinger in making the announcement stated "We are honored that Archbishop Aymond has agreed to join Sadlier's Board of Directors. My brother, Bill, and I worked closely with Archbishop Aymond when he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Educational Association." Bill Dinger added, "Archbishop Aymond's pastoral, catechetical, and educational wisdom and experience will be a tremendous benefit as the company plans for the future."
Archbishop Aymond was ordained to the priesthood on May 10, 1975. He served as a parish priest and high school teacher before being appointed to the faculty of Notre Dame Seminary in 1981. In 1986 he was appointed president/rector of Notre Dame Seminary and served in that capacity for 14 years. He also served as the executive director of the New Orleans archdiocesan Department of Christian Formation, with responsibility for Catholic schools and religious education. He was ordained auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans on January 10, 1997.
On June 2, 2000 he was appointed as coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Austin and became the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Austin on January 2, 2001. Under his tenure, the Diocese of Austin experienced unprecedented expansion, including a threefold increase in the number of seminarians. He established the Institute for Spiritual Direction, opened two high schools, and initiated a distance learning program with St. Mary's University. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Catholic Educational Association from 2000-04.
Pope Benedict XVI named him Archbishop of New Orleans on June 12, 2009. As the 14th Archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Aymond holds the unique distinction of being the first New Orleans native to serve as Archbishop of New Orleans in the 216-year history of the local church. Since being ordained bishop he has served on numerous committees for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
William H. Sadlier, Inc. is a recognized and respected publisher of print, digital, and online educational materials for PreK-12 public and nonpublic schools, and catechetical materials for Catholic schools, parishes, and families. Since 1832, Sadlier's tradition of quality and excellence in publishing has been nurtured by the vision, integrity and dedication of the same family. Sadlier Religion programs offer quality catechesis and sacramental preparation materials that faithfully present the teachings of the Catholic Church. Sadlier's We Believe with Project Disciple catechetical series for K-8 and other programs address the needs of Catholic schools, parishes, and families, all with English and bilingual editions. Sadlier School programs offer strong instructional support, well-related to standards, so that educators can help students reach their full potential — in school and throughout life. Products include Sadlier Phonics and Reading Program and such proven programs as Vocabulary Workshop, Grammar Workshop, Grammar for Writing, and Progress in Mathematics.