Julia Sama to be Campaign Program Director

Dear University Relations Team:

It is with excitement that I write to share that Julia Sama will assume the role of Campaign Program Director, effective September 17, 2012.  In this role, Julia will work closely with Development, Special Events, OPAC, the Alumni Association and many units throughout campus in nearly all aspects related to the next campaign, including campaign planning/strategy, campaign marketing and communications, Presidential campaign events, campaign volunteer engagement and more.

Julia has been an important leader for Notre Dame for more than 9 years having served as:  Program Director for Continuous Improvement (2011-2012); Leadership Rotation Candidate (2009-2011); Director of the Notre Dame Annual Fund (2006-2009); Assistant Director of the Notre Dame Annual Fund (2005-2006), and Undergraduate Admissions Counselor (2003-2005).   Julia played a critical role in launching the Office of Continuous Improvement, facilitating countless training sessions and most importantly, coaching several project teams to help them deliver meaningful results.   We are fortunate that Julia will bring all of her improvement experience and skills into this new role.   She also brings a great deal of history and knowledge of University Relations and development given her prior experience in leading the various Annual Fund programs (e.g. phone center, matching gifts, reunion giving, direct mail, etc.)

Julia earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing) from Notre Dame in 2003.   She is also a former member of the Notre Dame Women’s Varsity Rowing Team.

Julia is strategic, creative and among the very best at building internal partnerships.  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Julia into her new role.


Shannon Cullinan

2 thoughts on “Julia Sama to be Campaign Program Director

  1. Congratulations Dearest Julia,
    I am Julia’s aunt. From the time she was a very small child, I watched her equisite nature develop and unfold as she gave tribute to everyone she touched. She is profoundly “Selfless” and her compassion for human nature has brought her to the right place in life. Thank You Notre Dame.
    Dr. Marybeth Mis

  2. Great news for Julia, for UR, and for the campaign! Looking forward to continuing to work together!