University Of Holy Cross Hires Watts, Webster

NEW ORLEANS – The University of Holy Cross has hired Christine Watts as director of human resources and Dr. Kyshun Webster as associate professor of education.

         Watts is a graduate of Delgado and earned her A.S. in Accounting in 2009. She also attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College from 2009 to December 2012, and earned her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in organization management. Then she decided to pursue her MBA at Nicholls State University and finished there successfully in May 2015.

         Watts has more than five years of experience in human resources, and more than 12 years of experience in accounting. She is also a business instructor at Delgado Community College and completed her SHRM-CP Certification in December 2016.

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         Dr. Webster started his career nearly two decades ago as an educator/ social entrepreneur. Dr. Webster worked as a non-profit CEO and senior-level executive in higher education at Xavier University of Louisiana. In 2009, Dr. Webster received the Louisiana’s Innovator of the Year Award from the Southern Growth Policies Board.

         Webster earned his Ph.D. in Work, Family and Community Education from the University of Minnesota, a Master’s of Science in Urban Studies & Nonprofit Leadership from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Art Education from Xavier University. Dr. Webster was also one of the first graduates of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Social Entrepreneurship program. In his post-doctorate studies, he earned certificates from the Nova South Eastern Executive Leadership in Higher Education and the Brookings Institute Public Policy Institute for Congressional Affairs.

         A fully-accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,200 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities, reps said. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Nursing, Biology, Counseling, Education and Theology. The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.

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