New Senior Directors for New York Metro and Southwest Regions


I am excited to announce the following appointments to the Senior Director Leadership team for Regional Development. First, I am pleased to announce that Ryan Brennan will transition to the role of Senior Director for the New York Metro region. Ryan brings significant experience to the New York Metro team through his roles as Senior Director of the Southwest region, Senior Director of Annual Giving, Director of Prospect Management, plus his time as Advisor to the Vice President of University Relations.

With Ryan’s transition, I am pleased to announce that Shelby Carroll has been promoted to the role of the Senior Director for the Southwest Region. Shelby will be transitioning from her current position as Director of the Cavanaugh Council & President’s Circle team. Shelby has served on the Cavanaugh Council & President’s Circle team since August of 2014. Shelby received her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in Iowa, where she played volleyball and majored in Psychology. She also recently graduated from the Executive MBA program at Notre Dame. Shelby is originally from Pasadena, CA and looks forward to leading the Southwest team.

Our plan is to begin the leadership transition in mid-January. Please join me in congratulating both Ryan and Shelby.

Best, Stu

Mail Distribution Deadline Information

The final pick up for outgoing mail is Friday morning, December 20th, at 8:30 am. After that time, outgoing mail can be taken to the Mail Center until 12:00 noon on Friday for processing.

The final courier bag pick up is also at 8:30 on Friday morning. Eddy St staff will make an  afternoon delivery of courier items to Grace Hall on Friday afternoon.

Welcome Nash Joseph Tabor

Please congratulate Brandon and Emily Tabor (and big brother Landon) on the birth of their son Nash Joseph Tabor. Nash was born happy and healthy at 4:48pm on December 6, weighing 7lbs and 11oz. The beautiful family of 4 is at home adjusting to their new life together!

-Brian Diss


Holiday Break – Accounts Payable Cutoff

Please ensure that your requests for pre-break payments are forwarded in a timely manner for processing. During this high volume time, A/P asks that all requests for vendor payments, employee reimbursements, etc. be forwarded as soon as possible. They will make every effort to generate pre-break payments for all requests received on or before Tuesday, December 17. Requests for payment received after that time may not be processed until after break. Also, please consider using your Procurement Card for eligible, small dollar transactions. If you have questions, please contact Accounts Payable Manager Ed Verhamme (

Introducing “The Grace of Giving” Development Podcast!

The internal communications team is proud to present the first ever episode of “The Grace of Giving” podcast! The bi-monthly podcast, hosted by James Riley and Grace Prosniewski, is meant to share insights into the professional and personal lives of our Development colleagues. The first episode features VP of University Relations Lou Nanni. Listen here! And don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at graceofgivingnd.

Parking Enforcement on Eddy Street

Beginning January 1, 2020, in conjunction with the South Bend police, the Kite staff will begin issuing tickets to vehicles parked in the spots along Eddy Street for more than two hours. Parking is available free of charge for our staff and visitors in the Eddy Street garage. Parking validation stickers are available from Amy Walter at the front desk if you will be at ESC for more than 2 hours. Please note, per Stu and Heather, you will not be able to expense the cost of a ticket should you receive one. If you have guests coming to the Eddy Street Offices, please make them aware of this change as well. Thank you.