FACTS ABOUT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL The mission of Catholic High School is to teach gospel values in an
environment of academic excellence according to Catholic tradition
and the spirit of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

THE CHS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of New Orleans, Inc. It is responsible for all decisions related to assets solicited, invested, or transferred by the CHS Foundation, a non-profit, 50l(c) (3) corporation established exclusively to promote the religious, charitable, educational efforts of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and specifically to pursue fundraising for Catholic High School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As outlined in its Articles of Incorporation, this corporation “ . . . may own, lease, acquire and dispose of real and personal property, hold and invest funds and intangible property, raise money by any appropriate activity, accept donations and make donations to other organizations that qualify as exempt organizations . . .”

Mr. Maurice J. Coleman, a CHS 1982 graduate, is Deputy Chief Investment Officer of the $18 billion Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana and is directly responsible for overseeing its approximately $5 billion of private markets assets. He also serves as an adjunct finance instructor for the Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business. Prior to joining the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana, Mr. Coleman was Managing Director at Cherokee Investment Partners in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was also an Investment Director for Delta Air Lines mostly in its pension benefit trusts and in other corporate finance positions for fourteen years. He began his career in corporate banking with Wachovia Bank in Atlanta.

A Catholic High Bruin Man of the Year, he is a member of the Catholic High School Foundation and was inducted into Catholic High School’s Grizzly Great. He and his wife of 29 years, Allison have two sons: Maurice Coleman, Jr., a 2013 graduate and Miles Coleman, a 2016 graduate.

Mr. Coleman received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the Louisiana State University and is CFA charterholder. He is a member and past president of the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and is a 2009 Hall of Distinction inductee.

A native New Orleanian, John has been a Catholic educator in the archdiocese of New Orleans for 39 years. After graduating from De La Salle High School and the University of New Orleans, he started teaching at Brother Martin High School in 1978. He earned his Masters’ degree from Loyola University in 1984 in secondary school administration and supervision.

John served as assistant principal for discipline and attendance, academic assistant principal, vice-principal and principal of Brother Martin for 11 years, the first lay person in the role in a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school worldwide. He has served as the school’s president since June 2000.

John is a member of numerous professional organizations and serves on several boards and advisory groups including the Catholic High School Foundation board of directors, the Saint Joseph High School board of governors, and the Coindre Leadership Program board. He served as special consultant to the Catholic High School and the Saint Stanislaus College boards, directing strategic planning processes. He served for six years on the board of directors of the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and chaired the board’s Membership/Nominating committee.

In his role as chairman of the steering committee of the Leadership Conference of the United States Province, John represents the province in national and international committee work furthering our founder’s charism and the ministry of partners in mission – Brothers and lay. He has traveled and visited our schools throughout the United States and in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.

Lisa Harvey currently serves as Catholic High School principal.

Harvey received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in Religious Education from Loyola University of New Orleans.

She taught for six years at St. John Interparochial School in Plaquemine and came to Catholic in 2000, serving as a religion teacher and moderator of the dance team, Bruinettes.

She began serving as Religion Department Chairperson during the 2002-2003 school year. She served as assistant principal for Instruction during the 2003-2004 school year and served six years as academic assistant principal.

Jerry Jolly ’70 has a B.S. in Accounting from LSU and is a licensed CPA. He was a long-time partner in the accounting firm of KPMG LLP until his retirement in 2012. In his 38 year career with KPMG, Jerry served in a variety of roles including the firm’s National Managing Partner of its Mid-Market Business and was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Since 2012, Jerry has provided consulting services focused on strategic and succession planning, estate planning and philanthropy. He is a member of the CHS Hall of Fame and the Hall of Distinction at the E.J. Ourso College of Business at LSU. Jerry has served on many nonprofit boards including service as Board Chair of St. Joseph’s Academy, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation.

Jerry and his wife Donna have 2 children, Stewart ’97 and Kristin (SJA ’98), and 3 grandchildren.

Perry Key ’78 has a B.S in Business & Industrial Communications from Missouri State University & an A.A. degree in Business Administration from Crowder College, Neosho, MO. At Crowder College, he was the recipient of the James Payne Memorial Award (the athlete with highest GPA). He was also a member of the basketball team for both schools. He is currently Vice President/Louisiana Loan Review Dept. Manager with First National Bankers Bank in Baton Rouge. He also has the designation of LRP (Loan Review Professional) and has been in the banking/finance industry for 34 years. He also worked for City National Bank & United Companies/Wells Fargo Mortgage prior to joining First National Bankers Bank. His current responsibilities are conducting loan review audits for community banks in Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Georgia.

In addition, Perry has been a banking instructor with the American Institute of Banking (AIB) since 1990 teaching banking classes to Louisiana bank employees. Currently, Perry is active with Sacred Of Jesus Catholic Church serving on the church Finance Committee, a money counter of the weekly collection, a lector, and Eucharistic minister. He is also a volunteer for daily mass at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Also, Perry & his wife Jerelyn serve as a Marriage Preparation couple for couples engaged to be married. Perry was a former member of the CHS Alumni Board of Directors and currently a newly appointed member of the Diocesan School Board, a Retreat Captain with Manresa House of Retreats, and a member of the CHS Men’s Club. Finally, Perry is a member of the CHS Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame.

Perry and his wife Jerelyn, a 1979 graduate of Terrebonne High School in Houma, have been married 31 years and have 3 children – Lindsay (SJA ’05), Maia (SJA ’08), and Christian (CHS ’13). He & Jerelyn are members of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

Michael Kirby (CHS ’80) currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Finance Department at LSU.  He is an active Private Investor with over 25 years of venture capital and private equity experience, and recently retired from Stonehenge Capital Company, where he was a Co-Founder and Managing Director responsible for the firm’s venture capital investment activities.  Earlier in his career he was a Managing Director of Investment Banking with Banc One Capital Markets, as well as a Co-Founder and Principal of First Commerce Capital, Inc., a venture capital firm based in New Orleans, LA.

Mr. Kirby has been an investor and board member in several entrepreneurial companies including Drew Foam Company, Gulfstream Services, Golfballs.com, Nova Technology Corp, HB Rentals, Wireless One, PJ’s Coffee & Tea, Appro Systems, Inc., Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratories, Inc., Rocky Mountain Portable Storage (PODS), and Rx Advantage.  Additionally, he has been a board member of other organizations actively supporting entrepreneurial ventures such as Innovation Catalyst, Inc., The Louisiana Business & Technology Center-LSU, The Southern Association of Regional Investment Companies, and the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (“NASBIC”).  He is also active in our local Baton Rouge community having served as a Board Member of The St. Joseph’s Academy Foundation, The Catholic High School Foundation, Hope Ministries and Desire Street Ministries.

Mr. Kirby graduated with a B.S. in Finance from LSU in 1984 and also received a Masters of Business Administration from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

Jules “Jay” Rousseau, St. Stanislaus ’78, is an Executive Director and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) with Morgan Stanley for over 29 years.  He is a member of the Firm’s Presidents Council and a regional top 100 Advisor. He has served in the role of Investment Consultant and a member of the board for several non-profit organizations where he’s written investment policy statements for foundations, endowments, pension/retirement plans, and ultra-high net worth family offices.

Jay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) and attended the master’s program in Petroleum Geology at LSU while employed by the State Mineral Board and the Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation. In addition, he has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation from the Wharton School of Business, and is an active member of the Investment Management Consultant’s Association (IMCA).

Jay and his wife Kay, a registered nurse, have four grown children- Katie (and husband, Brian), Julie Anne, Joe and Sally; and a grandchild, Henry. He and Kay are members of St. Aloysius Church.

Stephen Toups ’84 has a B.S. in Finance from LSU and his MBA from LSU’s Ourso College of Business. He is President of Turner Industries, where he has served in many roles since joining the company in 1997.

He has proudly served in the role of chairman for many local organizations and proud to bring those experiences to the CHS Foundation. In 2017, he was recipient of the Outstanding Board Member Award for the United Way in 2017. He is a recipient of the Construction Industry Leader Award, as well as named a Volunteer Activist for his community service. He currently serves on the Board of Supervisors for Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges, the board of Single Stop USA in New York, the Regions Bank advisory board and the energy advisory board for the Federal Reserve.

He is proud of his service to CHS as board member for the Alumni Board from 2004 to 2007, and is a lifetime member of the Catholic High School Men’s Club.

Stephen will tell you his greatest accomplishment is his marriage to Valerie of 25 years and their three children – Stephanie (SJA ’12), Shelby (SJA ’15) and Roland-Michael ’20. He and his family are members of Our Lady of Mercy Church

Gerald Tullier is currently serving as president of Catholic High School.

Tullier graduated from Sacred Heart Elementary School and St. Joseph Cathedral Prep. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College in Covington, a Masters in Theological Studies from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, and a M.Ed. from the University of New Orleans.

Tullier was program director for Refugee Services at the Associated Catholic Charities in New Orleans before joining the faculty of Brother Martin High School in New Orleans in 1978. At Brother Martin, he served as religion and English teacher, department chair, assistant principal, vice principal, and principal.