Rose Ann Fleming

Title: Special Assistant to the President
Company: Xavier University
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Rose Ann Fleming, Special Assistant to the President at Xavier University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

In 1954, Dr. Fleming earned a Bachelor of Arts from Mount St. Joseph University in 1954, and went on to work as a Latin, English, and social studies teacher at Mount Notre Dame High School until 1960. She then transitioned to a role at Summit Country Day School, simultaneously returning to her studies, earning a Master of Arts in English from the University of Detroit in 1964. In 1969, she earned a Master of Education from Xavier University. Dr. Fleming then earned a PhD in educational administration from Miami University in 1973 and transitioned to a role as president of Trinity College in 1975. In 1982, she returned to Xavier University as an academy administrator and student, earning a Master of Business Administration in 1984. Seeking to expand her skills, she then earned a JD from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase School of Law in 1988 and was licensed to practice law by the Ohio State Bar Association in 1989. She opened her private legal practice the same year and continues her work as an attorney to this day.

Dr. Fleming’s career at Xavier University continued, and she transitioned to the role of special assistant to the president in 2010 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2019. In addition to her roles as an educator and attorney, Dr. Fleming has also been a part of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur since 1954. Her religious convictions have guided her through a career of service to humanity through education and legal representation. She was named as one of four great Cincinnatians by the Chamber of Commerce in 2019 and was the recipient of the Friars Award from the Friars Club. For over 30 years, she has been involved with the Volunteer Lawyers Project with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, where she also serves as a board member. In the coming years, she plans to continue working on several non-profit projects, including an organization that supports immigrants who come to the United States to escape domestic violence. As a testament to her success, experience, and body of service, Dr. Fleming has been featured in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in Religion, and the 46th edition of Who’s Who in America.

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