Sister Margaret Stechschulte, director of communication media for the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese, has been appointed executive director of the dominican Leadership Conference for Catholic priests and sisters in the United States.

She will begin work at her new position April 17 River Forest, Ill.Sister Margaret, a member of the Adrian Dominican Order of Preachers and a native of Owosso, Mich., has headed the media office for seven years in Salt Lake City.

Her successor should be named in the near future by Bishop William K. Weigand of the Salt Lake Catholic Diocese.