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Changing of the Guard!


Stepping up as Chair of WLC will be Norma Grace. Norma served the last two years as Vice Chair and Chair of Success by Six.

Norma retired from the University of New Orleans in 2008 following a long career in higher education. As Vice Chancellor for Technology and Economic Development, she was a leader in the university’s efforts in real estate acquisition and technology/industry/university partnerships, including the development of the University of New Orleans Research and Technology Park Lakefront Campus. Since her retirement, she has remained active in her field. 

Norma has served on numerous boards and commissions including: the New Orleans Federal Alliance, a
not-for-profit organization charged with the redevelopment of the Naval Support Facility in Algiers; the boards of the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR), Crimestoppers, Alliance Francaise, Parkway Partners, the UNO International Alumni Association, Women’s Professional Council, the Board of Liquidation of the City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board.

Norma is married to Bob Sternhell. They have two sons, Alex (wife Kristy) and Colin, and two granddaughters, Cybil 6 and Camille Rose 2 months.


August 28th
WLC Strategic Planning

11:30 am – 1:15 pm
United Way,  2515 Canal Street
Lunch Ordered ($10)

Please help us chart our future!

September 4th:
Mentoring Circle Lunch

with Norma Grace

715 St. Charles Avenue
Limited to first 7 respondents

Please contact Nancy Shoemaker at:
nancys@unitedwaysela.org to RSVP