Elizabeth Bell LeVaca Named Chair of Board of Trustees


The College of New Rochelle has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Bell LeVaca to be the Chair of the College's Board of Trustees.

The daughter of alumna Mary Fischer Bell SAS '34, Elizabeth LeVaca is a generous and enthusiastic supporter of The College. She served on the Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2009 and from 2010 to present.

A registered nurse, Ms. LeVaca earned her bachelor's degree in nursing and certifications as a clinical nursing specialist and as a nurse practitioner from The Catholic University of America. She has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Nursing Honor Society, for more than two decades.

The mother of two, Ms. LeVaca is a past board member for the AIDS/HIV Services Group in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Hospice of DC, and the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation. She is the founder of Ralph & Mary Fischer Bell Foundation that provides scholarships to various schools and organizations.

She and her husband Joseph reside in Keswick, Virginia.

"It is with deepest reverence and respect for Elizabeth and all that she brings to The College of New Rochelle that I welcome our esteemed next Chair of the Board, Elizabeth Bell LeVaca," said President Judith Huntington.

"The College is very blessed that Elizabeth Bell LeVaca continues the enduring history started by her mother, Mary Fischer Bell, nearly 83 years ago, and to have had Elizabeth's extraordinary leadership and guidance for almost 20 years now. I look forward to working with her to continue to advance The College of New Rochelle."