Open Position Announcement

Regional Development has an open position for an Administrative Assistant. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Laura Midkiff.

Natella Micola

Recruiting Coordinator

Department of Development

1100 Grace Hall

Notre Dame, IN

Tel 574-631-8921

Fax 574-631-8325

Year End Close


To:      University Relations

CC:      Controller’s Office

From:  Stacy Koebel-Harder

Date:   6/27/2017

Re:      June 30, 2017 Year End Close

In order to properly account for pledges and gifts through June 30, 2017 please keep in mind the following items:


  • Gifts in the form of cash and wires need to be received by the University by June 30, 2017 (in hand or post marked) and need to be delivered to Donor Services by noon, July 5, 2017.
  • Gifts in the form of securities should be to the University’s broker by Friday, June 30, 2017 to be considered a FY17 gift.
  • Gifts sent to the lockbox with postmarks through June 30, 2017 will be processed by the end of day, July 5, 2017.
  • FY17 pledges with the appropriate supporting documentation should be to Donor Services by noon, July 5, 2017 for FY16 processing.
  • Gifts and pledges received on July 1st for FY18 will be processed on July 6, 2017.


  • The Daily Transaction Report delivered on the mornings of July 1 through July 6, 2017 will reflect FY17 transactions only.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Happy Fiscal Year End

Please Welcome Conor Montijo

I am excited to welcome Conor Montijo to the Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing Team as Marketing Project Specialist. In this role he will oversee our direct mail channel as well as serve as project manager for all AGSM marketing efforts.
Conor graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. Most recently he has been working in Notre Dame Athletics Marketing, with a specific focus on men’s soccer, women’s basketball and the Leprechaun Legion.  We couldn’t be more excited to have him on our team. His official start date will be July 10, 2017.
Please join me in welcoming Conor!
All my best,
Ashley Gerard


Dear Colleagues,

We have just received notification from the Kite Realty parking staff that all individuals with an ESC garage parking swipe card are required to swap out their current pass with a new pass.  The parking gates are being replaced starting next week and require new passes to be issued accordingly.

As such, please follow these steps at your earliest convenience to ensure that your access to the garage is not interrupted:

  1. Complete a new parking pass application (which can be found at the front reception desk for your convenience).
  2. At your earliest convenience, take the completed application and your current parking swipe card to the ESC garage office (just to the North of the West garage entrance).  The ESC parking garage office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  3. Secure your new parking garage swipe card.

Please note, if your pass is not replaced, you will not be able to get into the garage.

Heather Hakanen

Accounts Payable year end cutoff

Due to the high volume of payment requests typically received by Accounts Payable near fiscal year end, please allow for the time needed to process such requests.  In keeping with the fiscal year-end closing schedule available at, please plan to have all Check Requisition forms, Non-Employee Payment for Services forms and vendor invoices to Accounts Payable (725 Grace Hall) by Wednesday, July 5th at 5PM in order to be processed in June business, if they relate to fiscal year 16/17 activity.   This same timing applies to Expense Reports submitted electronically via travelND.

For vendor invoices related to Purchase Orders issued from the buyND system, the related Receipt must also be entered in the buyND system by Wednesday, July 5th at 5PM.

Please make others in your area aware of these dates, as appropriate.   Various sources were used to generate the distribution for this email, so I apologize if you received more than one copy.
If you have any questions or concerns about year end processing of your payment requests, please contact me.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Ed Verhamme
University of Notre Dame
Accounts Payable Manager
730 Grace Hall
Notre Dame IN 46556
Phone 574.631.7030

Welcome Steve Nekic to Corporate Relations

Please join me in welcoming Steve Nekic to the Corporate Relations team. Steve is a double domer, having received his BA in Marketing in 2001 and his MBA last month. For the last 9 years, Steve has had a successful career at Whirlpool Corporation, serving in various capacities ranging from brand manager, market manager, and most recently as a category manager – brand licensing. Steve’s sales experience as well as his knowledge of corporate America will be very useful as he serves the Mendoza College of Business and the Law School. Steve will also be the Corporate Relations liaison for the East Regional Development team.
Steve will be commuting from St. Joseph Michigan where he lives with his wife Staci and their son Dylan (~7 months). Staci is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner right here at the South Bend Clinic.
Please welcome Steve, Staci, and Dylan.

Nathaniel K. Utz

Senior Director – Corporate Relations

Welcome Lavarr Barnett

Please join me in welcoming Lavarr Barnett to the University Relations team as a new Director of Development in the West region.  Lavarr will begin  on June 19th and will be serving alumni, parents and friends in North Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California.

Lavarr is a recent graduate of Notre Dame Law School, and also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business from Holy Cross College at Notre Dame. Prior to earning his law degree from Notre Dame, Lavarr worked at Teachers Credit Union in their Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Department, as well as with the credit union’s General Counsel. He and his wife, Kelaine, a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary’s College, have two boys: Jayden (6) and Jackson (2).

I am excited to have Lavarr join the University Relations team.

Stu Fortener

Senior Director – West Region

University of Notre Dame

Summer Learning Programs from HR

Notre Dame offers staff and faculty a full schedule of professional development opportunities every semester. Topics include Professional Skills, Communications, Teamwork, Leadership, and more. Our Summer 2017 Learning Programs will help you identify your true career interests and build new skills to help you achieve your career goals. Or, browse thousands of professional development course, books, and videos online anytime at

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Check out the lineup of Learning Programs and Series below, or at our Learning and Organizational Development website.

Enrollment: to register for Learning Programs, log in to Endeavor.

Cancellation Policy: To cancel a registration, please cancel in eNDeavor at least three days before the class start date so that waitlisted participants may be notified that a seat is available. Due to high demand and limited seating, departments will be charged $100 for cancellations made fewer than three days before the course start date.

Career Development                      Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Building Strategic Resumes and Cover Letters

Wed., July 26, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Managing My Career: Assessment and Research

Thurs., June 29 AND Thurs., July 6 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Managing My Career: Deciding and Setting Goals

Wed., July 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Managing My Career: Taking Action

Wed., Aug. 2, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

StrengthsFinder: Identifying & Capitalizing on Your Talents

Wed., Aug. 16 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills         Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Beyond Service Excellence: Connecting With The People We Serve

Wed., Sept. 6, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Dealing with Conflict and Change Management

Thurs., June 22, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Wed., Aug. 9, 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Resolving Conflict While Maintaining Differences

Thurs., July 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Know Thyself: An Introduction to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

Wed., Aug. 30, 8:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Communicating More Effectively Using Your MBTI Type

Thurs., Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Using MBTI Type in Your Career Development Strategy

Wed., Nov. 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion             Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Note: We Are All ND is required for all non-supervisory staff; Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers is required for all managers and supervisors of staff.

We Are All ND

Wed., June 14, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We Are All ND

Thurs., July 20, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

We Are All ND

Thurs., July 20, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

We Are All ND

Wed., Sept. 13, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We Are All ND

Wed., Sept. 27, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers

Wed., July 26, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. AND Thurs., July 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers

Tues., Sept. 19, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Wed., Sept. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Professional Skills and Tools         Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Developing Resilience

Thurs., July 27, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Life Balance/Stress Reduction

Thurs., July 13, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Seven Habits for Personal and Professional Success

Wed., June 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Supervision and Leadership          Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

ND Essentials for Managing People

Thurs., Aug. 3, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.             Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

How to Tell Anyone Anything: Breakthrough Techniques for Handling Difficult Conversations at Work

Online book available on

The 8 Minute Organizer: Easy Solutions to Simplify Your Life In Your Spare Time

Online book available on

Learning Series Programs

Frontline Supervision

Frontline Supervision is designed to develop the skills necessary to lead at the frontline at the University of Notre Dame. Each session is designed to provide maximum “how-to” skills which can be applied immediately on the job. Learning methods include case studies, small and large group discussions, practice exercises, and a capstone project. Participants must currently be frontline staff. Limited to 25 participants.

The program begins August 1, 2017. Please contact Mary Adeniyi at or x1-3013 for more information.

Today’s Administrative Professional  (TAP)

Today’s Administrative Professional (TAP) is a competency-based development program for Notre Dame administrative staff who want to update current skills and learn new technical, interpersonal, and management competencies to ensure future career success. Today’s Administrative Professional supports the development of more consistent standards for skill and knowledge requirements of administrative positions.

Heather Hakanen Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Heather Hakanen has resigned her position on the Organizational Effectiveness team effective June 30, 2017.  During her time on the OE team, Heather has been an instrumental partner.  From managing the ESC space to implementing process improvements around the office, Heather is a consummate professional in every aspect.  Please join me in wishing Heather best wishes in all future endeavors and thanking her for his many contributions to our department.

We will look to fill Heather’s role in the near future.  If you are interested in the position, please reach out to Ann Moran or me for further details.

All my best,