Collaboratively Launching New Instructional Initiatives at a University

Launching a new program may appear easy, but if it’s not effectively coordinated across multiple administrative departments, issues can surface quickly.  Learn why the University of Notre Dame created a New Programs Committee, the challenges it faced, what it hoped to resolve, and how the needs evolved into a broader and more inclusive administrative support system for campus.


Missy Little, Director
Office of Budget Planning & Analysis
University of Notre Dame

Missy joined the Office of Budget & Planning in 2012. In her current role, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the operational administration of the University’s budget and position management as well as oversight for the training and campus support of the budgeting tools and processes.

Prior to joining the OB&P, Missy managed mergers and acquisitions and other firm-wide initiatives as the Associate Director for the Project Management Office of Crowe Horwath LLP. She also worked as Manager of Audit & Advisory Services at the University of Notre Dame and spent several years serving banking, manufacturing, and not-for-profit clients as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.





Chris Temple
Assistant Registrar and Curriculum Manager
University of Notre Dame

Chris Temple has worked in the Office of the Registrar at the University of Notre Dame for fifteen years.  As an Assistant Registrar responsible for curriculum management, he coordinates the creation of new degree and major programs in the University’s academic records.  He has served in a number of roles in the Registrar’s Office including course and student registration manager, software systems trainer, degree audit specialist, and data reporting consultant.

Before joining the Registrar’s Office, Chris was a secondary mathematics teacher.  Chris is a Navy veteran and served aboard the USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as auxiliaries officer and assistant engineer.  Chris is a Notre Dame alum with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master of science degree in education from Indiana University, a master of arts degree in history from Notre Dame.  He is continuing his education as a PhD candidate in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of History.  Chris, his wife Miki Strabley, and their daughter Molly live in South Bend, Indiana.