It has been an honor and a privilege to work at Notre Dame. In these four years I am very proud of the Parents Program and what it provides for our parents and our University colleagues. Each day has made a difference in the life of a parent because they had a resource for parents at Notre Dame.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.”
I came to Notre Dame four years ago to establish a program for parents that would provide information on a regular basis and opportunities for parents to be involved with Notre Dame. So it is with mixed emotions I share with you my decision to leave Notre Dame. I have enjoyed the friendships of colleagues across the campus and of parents across the country.
Notre Dame will always have a place in my heart and my spirit, and I will forever love thee, Notre Dame.
Barbara M. Kelly