Board of Trustees

Xavier University of Louisiana

SISTER THERESA CHATO, S.B.S.
Religious
Director of Religious Education

Sister Theresa, a Xavier graduate, rejoined the Board on July 1, 2016.  She previously has served as a Trustee from 2001 to 2006.  A member of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament since 1966, Sister Theresa now serves as Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Chinle, Arizona.

Previous to that, she served as Campus Administrator and as a member of the Leadership Team at the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Motherhouse in Bensalem, Pennsylvania.  She also served as Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Fort Defiance, Arizona and as a Teacher from 1971 to 1985 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Pala, California.  She also serves on numerous boards including the Association of Native Religious and Clergy and at St. Michael’s Indian School in St. Michael, Arizona.

Sister Theresa earned a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1971 and an M.A. in Math Education in 1979, from the University of New Mexico.  In 1990, she earned a Certificate of Theological Studies from the School of Applied Theology in Oakland, California.

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