As Superintendent of Catholic Schools he will be responsible for eight schools in the diocese with an enrollment that exceeds 2,500 students and employs 190 teachers and 106 support staff. Four Catholic schools are in Avoyelles Parish: St. Anthony in Bunkie, St. Joseph in Plaucheville, St. Mary in Cottonport and Sacred Heart in Moreauville.
Roque earned a B.S. in English/Social Science from Southern University in Baton Rouge and a M.Ed. in School Administration and +30 in Education Leadership from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. In 1995 he began work on a doctorate in Development Education/Student Development and Personnel with an emphasis on Higher Education Administration at Grambling State University.
Roque served as assistant superintendent of Administration for the Rapides Parish School Board from 1997 until 2010. In this capacity his duties included administrative oversight for budget preparation, central purchasing, compliance with state and federal statutes, and construction management. He researched and implemented many projects which include areas of technology, risk assessment and management.
He served in various capacities at the Louisiana Math, Science and Arts School in Natchitoches, including associate director of Admissions and Recruiting and director of Internal Affairs. He is also a former teacher and principal.
Roque is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Isle Brevelle, LA., where he has served as director of Religious Education for the past 30 years, currently serves as president of the Pastoral Council and is a member of the choir. He is a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Peter Claver, Council 100, and an associate member of the Congregation of Divine Providence.
Currently he is a member of the Natchitoches Parish Library Board and the Rapides Parish Children and Youth Planning Board. He is a former member and past president of the Rotary Club, served on the Rapides Parish Children Advocacy Board (CASA), and the United Way Board of Directors.