Sister Rose Ann Fleming, SND DeN, is an example of Xavier University's commitment to the academic success of its athletes. Her efforts over the last 27 years have realized positive results.
Xavier's graduation rate has consistently ranked as one of the best among Division I schools, and the 100% graduation rate in the 1998 NCAA Report was the nation's best.
Fleming is a valuable part of XU's countless success stories off the courts and fields. She has over 40 years of experience as an educator. She was president of Cincinnati's Summit Country Day School from 1975-76 and president of Trinity College in Washington D.C. from 1976-82. She now deals one-on-one with every Xavier student-athlete and coach.
Fleming organizes academic counseling for all NCAA athletes, which includes relaying information from faculty to the academic advisor regarding each student-athletes' attendance in class, grades, completion of assignments, participation, and need for tutoring.
There is a mandatory study program for Xavier freshman student-athletes in all sports. The program provides monitored study sessions, study habits workshops and tutorials designed to help the student make a smooth transition to college.
Her reputation made Fleming the subject of an Associated Press feature story. She also gained recognition in Readers Digest, Women's Day, was voted one of the Cincinnati Enquirer's Women of the Year, and was the subject of a promotional spot on The Family Channel.