The Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and Vandebilt Catholic High School are jointly announcing the impending retirement of David Boudreaux, the school’s president since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. The retirement will be effective at the end of the current 2019-20 school year.
“After much prayer, consultation and thought, I have decided to retire following the 2019-20 school year,” said Boudreaux. “I want to express my sincere gratitude for being given the opportunity to serve the faithful of our diocese as an educator for 37 years, 30 as a school administrator and 20 of those years as principal or president.”
A graduate of E.D. White who later earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Nicholls State University, he began teaching music and then religion at Vandebilt Catholic in 1978. He later served as band director at Houma Jr. High before returning to Vandebilt in 1990 in various roles, including academic assistant principal, disciplinarian and multimedia productions teacher. His education career totals 42 years.
In 2000 Boudreaux was named principal at E.D. White, later being named that school’s first president in 2006. He served in that position until being chosen for that same role at Vandebilt in April 2014.
The diocesan Office of Catholic Schools has announced that the process to select Boudreaux’s successor will begin soon, with the formal search expected to begin shortly after January 1, 2020.
“We are most certainly grateful to David for his many years of dedicated service to our diocese,” said Bishop Shelton Fabre. “We have been blessed by his leadership at our two institutions for these past three decades.”
“We are thankful for David’s unwavering commitment to the ministry of Catholic education in our diocese,” added Catholic Schools Superintendent Suzanne Delaune Troxclair. “It is my sincere hope that his retirement will bring him much joy and fulfillment, and we wish him health and happiness as he prepares to embark on his new journey and experiences that lie ahead.”