Fleming has, for more than two decades, served as the academic adviser for student-athletes and has guided Xavier to national recognition for student-athlete graduation success. Fleming came to the University as a teacher and a master’s degree student in 1982. She took over as academic advisor for student-athletes on Aug. 1, 1985. Since that point, Xavier has graduated all 70 of its senior men’s basketball players. Last year, Robert Kohlhepp, Cintas Corp. vice chairman and Xavier University board of trustees member created the Sister Rose Ann Fleming Endowment for Student-Athlete Academic Advising.