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RObert-Cox appointed diocesan Treasurer By PAUL R. LEINGANG Message editor The new Treasurer of I)ioc-- ^ , the e ,n vansville is J r^ Robert v, a member of St P Ch . hilip aldrich, St. Philip. Bishop Ger- the A, Gettelfinger appointed EVansville native to the po- sition made vacant flea ,, _ by the R0hl' ae tormer treasurer, Ville. "Umgart of Evans- is effective an outstanding oppor- me, personally,- Cox a recent inteiew. "It rewarding to be able to professional and my is a certified public at Acordia Inc., since 1990. u - has performed 'uerwriting and has a senior accountant. nancial Preparation and part-time in- Tech, Evans- accounting and COurses. His COncentrated on not-for-profit or- and taxation. nt has in- as senior accoun- CPA Group, 1985 to 1990; at Bristol college years. cltrn rsity of a bach- accounting, in with the SSociation of Ac- of Merit as Student at USI at St. Philip of the fi- since 1992, of the finance 1993.94 and a member Club and Committee. to St. Philip, at St. Agnes parish is baptized and also served St. as president of memberships Institute Accoun- Certified Society; Association of he served Board of a member ters. designation ROBERTJ. COX of "Competent Toastmaster." Cox said he hopes to bring to the diocese "a wide array of fi- nancial background experi- ence, including budget prepa- ration, taxes, financial planning, computer applica- tions, public and industry ac- counting, along with a strong desire to bring success to the diocese." Cox was'selected through a process which involved the diocesan Finance Council as a screening committee for appli- cations received. A representa- tive of the Council of Priests was also involved in the search and selection, which began with the unexpected and un- timely death of the former treasurer, June 21. Ronald Baumgart had served as Treasurer since July 1992, when he was appointed by Bishop Gettelfinger to suc- ceed Msgr. Omer Meyer. Baumgart was 43 at the time of his death. Msgr. Meyer- who has the distinction of serving as trea- surer under all four bishops of the diocese -- is currently diocesan investments manager and senior consultant to the treasurer. Cox is the son of Lucille and the late Corbett "Tommy" Cox. He has two brothers and two sisters. Cox and his wife Brenda have three children, Amanda, 6, Jennifer, 4, and Kristen, 2. He said that his daughter Amanda recently met Bishop Gettelfinger at St. Philip School, and had a chance to try on the bishop's episcopal ring. Amanda was very excited when she learned about her dad's new job, and wanted to know if he would get a chance, too, to wear the bishop's ring. Cox will have a wide range of responsibilities within the diocese. Wearing the .bishop's ring is not one of them. kVlost Reverend Gerald A. Getteifinger , ' Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of, Evansville St. Louis auxiliary bishop appointed to Lafayette, La. WASHINGTON (CNS) Auxiliary Bishop Edward J. O'Donnell of St. Louis has been named bishop of Lafayette, La., by Pope John Paul II. Bishop O'Donnell, 63, suc- ceeds Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, who was named coadjutor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in February. The announcement was made Nov. 8 in Washington by Archbishop Agostino Cacciavil- lan, apostolic pro-nuncio to the United States. A native of St. Louis, Bishop O'Donnell attended Regis High School in New York City and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary and Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. He was ordained for the St. Louis Archdiocese April 6, 1957. In St. Louis he has been di- rector of the Office for Pro-Life Activities, a member of the archdiocesan board of consul- tors, director of the archdioce- san radio and television apos- tolate and editor of the St. Louis Review, the archdio- cese's newspaper Bishop O'Donnell was vicar general of the archdiocese when he was named auxiliary bishop there in 1983. When Archbishop John L. May re- signed for health reasons in December 1992, Bishop O'Don- nell became archdiocesan ad- ministrator until Archbishop Justin Rigali was named to St. Louis this past January. II u ii III I I II I