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Bishop Luers Appoints Director Of The Office Of Mission Advancement

Principal James Huth has announced the appointment of Louise Jackson as director of the Bishop Luers High School Office of Mission Advancement.

Jackson, a Bishop Luers High School graduate of the Class of 1975, said, “I am very excited about being at Bishop Luers. It’s kind of like coming home.”

She is the sixth of seven children of the Still family. And six of those children are Bishop Luers graduates.

Jackson fondly remembers her years at Bishop Luers, under the leadership of Franciscan Father Donnul Suttman and the Franciscan Fathers of St. John the Baptist Province, which operated the school at the time.

“One of my favorite memories of being a student at Bishop Luers,” she said, “was the opportunity to work on the yearbook and be editor of the yearbook my senior year. I had a lot of fun doing that.”

Jackson has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods in Terre Haute and has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Saint Francis.

She has many years of experience in nonprofit management mostly focused on areas of higher education including alumni relations and special events, grant writing and planned giving. She also teaches financial responsibility and event planning at Ball State University.

“I am excited about bringing my skills here to Bishop Luers to grow their income to be used for students here that are seeking an education in our Catholic Schools system,” she said.

“I am excited about meeting our alums and new families that come to Bishop Luers,” Jackson added, “and just bringing my experience to help with the overall growth of the Bishop Luers community.

She said, “I am really looking forward to meeting and rekindling relationships that I had during my years here at Bishop Luers, and I welcome any of the alums from Bishop Luers to reach out to me and help get that relationship started.”