Sister Elaine de Chantal Brookes Rejoins Board of Trustees
Immaculata University is pleased to announce that alumna Sister Elaine de Chantal Brookes, IHM ‘74, was recently reappointed to the Board of Trustees. She had been a previous Board member from 2003-2014. She will serve a three-year term.
“It is a privilege to serve on the Board of Trustees with members who are so dedicated to this fine university,” stated Sister Elaine.
Throughout her career, Sister Elaine has maintained positions as a teacher and a principal, as well as serving as religious superior for several convents. She began her teaching career as a first grade teacher for Saint James School in Falls Church, VA and continued teaching for 13 years before being assigned as principal and religious superior for Queen of Heaven School in Cherry Hill, NJ and then serving in that same capacity at Saint Simon School in Los Altos, CA for six years. Returning to Philadelphia in 1992, Sister Elaine began focusing on administrative duties and has served as the religious superior for Gillet Convent at Immaculata University and is also the IHM Elementary Education consultant since 2012.
Earning her Bachelor of Arts in Theology/Psychology from Immaculata University, Sister Elaine continued her education receiving a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Rowan University. As an expert in her field, Sister Elaine has dedicated her time to several Catholic organizations including serving as a current member of the Saint Cecilia School Advisory Board; and previously the IHM community representative for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Cluster School Consolidations. Sister Elaine has been a member of several professional educational associations and is currently a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.
Immaculata University’s Board of Trustees is comprised of both lay and religious leaders in the education and corporate community. As the governing body of Immaculata, the Board understands, endorses, articulates, supports and promotes the mission of the University.
Immaculata University is a comprehensive, Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.