All events occur in the Morris Inn Smith Ballroom unless otherwise noted.


Sunday, April 29


3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration
Morris Inn Lobby
5:00 – 5:15 p.m. Welcome
Jordan Hall of Science
Bob Bernhard, Vice President for Research, University of Notre Dame
5:15 – 6:00 p.m. Digital Visualization Theatre (DVT) Presentation
Jordan Hall of Science
Revealing the Invisible at Notre Dame, from Fluorescing Tumors to Earth 2.0

– Keith Davis, Director, Digital Visualization Theatre, University of Notre Dame
– Justin Crepp, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Notre Dame
– Matt Leevy, Research Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception
Seven on 9 – Corbett Family Hall

Monday, April 30

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Shannon Cullinan, Vice President for Finance, University of Notre Dame
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. General Session 1 Wellbeing at Work

– Matt Bloom, Associate Professor and Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 1 Why be Certified in the Research Administration Profession?
Carmichael Dining Room- Sharon Brooks, Deputy Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Duke University
– David Ross, Sr. Director, Preaward Program Services, University of Notre Dame

Collaboratively Launching New Instructional Initiatives at a University
Hesburgh/Joyce Dining Room

– Missy Little, Director, Budget and Planning, University of Notre Dame
– Chris Temple, Assistant Registrar and Curriculum Manager

Do You Know Where Your Data is? When Your University Moves its Data Center into the Cloud
Smith Ballroom

– Jason Williams, Director of Information Security and Compliance, University of Notre Dame

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 2 Finding the Diamonds in your Data Coal Pile
Carmichael Dining Room- Vonda Durrer, Sr. Director of Electronic Research Administration, University of Virginia
– Terri Hall, Director of Research Business Intelligence, University of Notre Dame

Let’s Move the Needle! How to Transform Sustainability into Measure Procurement Results
Hesburgh/Joyce Dining Room

– Kevin Cannon, Assistant Director, Strategic Sourcing, University of Notre Dame
– Gilberto Carles, Sr. Director, Procurement Services, University of Notre Dame

dataND Finance – A Journey into Enterprise Data Warehouse
Smith Ballroom

– Vaibhav Agarwal, Manager, Finance IT, University of Notre Dame
– Chris Fredrick, Manager, Business Intelligence, University of Notre Dame

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. General Session 2 The History and Nature of University Endowments

– Scott Malpass, Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Notre Dame

2:00 – 2:10 p.m. Break
2:10 – 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Session 3 How Georgia Tech Managed a Data Analytics Audit
Carmichael Dining Room- Sandra Mason, Sr. Director, Grants & Contracts Accounting, Georgia Institute of Technology

A Holistic Approach to Budgeting: All Resource Program at Notre Dame
Hesburgh/Joyce Dining Room

– Tracy Biggs, Sr. Director, Budget & Planning, University of Notre Dame
– Craig Fitch, Assistant Director, Budget & Planning, University of Notre Dame
– Andrea Post, Financial Analyst, Budget & Planning, University of Notre Dame

Implementing Automation in Accounts Payable
Smith Ballroom

– Paul VanDieren, Associate Controller, Tax & Payment Services, University of Notre Dame
– Ed Verhamme, Manager, Accounts Payable, University of Notre Dame
– Kathryn Ruffer, Assistant Manager, Accounts Payable, University of Notre Dame

3:00– 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. General Session 3 Landscape of College Athletics

– Jack Swarbrick, Vice President and Director of Athletics, University of Notre Dame

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Campus Tour
Meet in Smith Ballroom
Doug Marsh, Vice President for Facilities Design and Operations and University Architect
University of Notre Dame
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner
Downes Club – Corbett Family Hall
Welcome Remarks

– John Affleck-Graves, Executive Vice President, University of Notre Dame

Tuesday, May 1



7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 a.m. General Announcements Drew Paluf, Associate Vice President and Controller
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. General Session 4 Navigating the Political Landscape

– Chris Simmons, Associate Vice President, Office of Government Relations, Duke
– Thomas Keady, Jr., Vice President,  Office of Governmental & Community Affairs, Boston College
– John Sturm, Associate Vice President, Federal and Washington Relations, University of Notre Dame

9:20 –10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session 4 Fostering Engagement with Professional Development
Carmichael Dining Room

– Sharon Brooks, Deputy Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, Duke University
– Karen Pace, Director, Research Administration Training, Policy and Communications, University of Notre Dame
– Victoria Ratcliffe, Manager, Research Education and Conflict of Interest Administrator, Virginia Tech

– Dr. Gina Anderson, CEO, Luma

Technology Sourcing Roundtable – Share Best Practices Regarding Technology Sourcing & Implementation
Hesburgh/Joyce Dining Room

– Dan Brewer, IT Procurement Specialist, University of Notre Dame

Making Notre Dame Better Every Day: Continuous Improvement Efforts that Yield Impactful Results
Smith Ballroom

– Carol Mullaney, Sr. Director, Continuous Improvement, University of Notre Dame

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. General Session 5 Failing Forward

– Bryan Ritchie, Associate Provost & Vice President for Innovation, University of Notre Dame

11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Wrap Up and Pass the Hat Drew Paluf, Associate Vice President and Controller, University of Notre Dame
12:00 p.m. Box lunch available