Welcome, Jay McAllister!

Dear Colleagues,


I am pleased to announce that Jay McAllister will serve as our new Director of Academic Advancement for Notre Dame Research.


In this role, Jay will serve as the development liaison for Notre Dame Research (NDR) and as a member of Bob Bernhard’s senior leadership team. He will work closely with NDR staff, center/institute directors, faculty, advisory council members, and field fundraisers to advance key research priorities, including the University’s Strategic Research Initiatives (i.e. SRIs).


Jay comes to Notre Dame from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, where he led SEI’s Cyber Intelligence Research Consortium and provided research and development support to cyber intelligence practitioners from government, industry, and academia. Prior to joining SEI, Jay spent six years in strategic, investigative, and operational counterintelligence and counterterrorism analysis for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).


Jay is a 2004 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also holds a master’s of science in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.


We believe Jay’s impressive background advancing innovative initiatives at a world-class research institute, experience facilitating external research collaborations, and his passion and commitment to the mission of Our Lady’s University will enable him to advance an ambitious fundraising plan for Notre Dame Research.


We look forward to Jay starting in this important new role on Monday, June 27. Please join me in welcoming him to the team!


Yours in Notre Dame,


Jim Morrison

Farewell to Toy

Please join me in wishing Phimpmas (Toy) Bunnag all the best as she departs Donor Services to pursue other opportunities. Toy began working in Donor Services as seasonal help during the 2006 year-end, continuing to work year-end until 2011 when she became a full-time Donor Services team member in the letter shop. She later transitioned to the role of gift processor. Toy’s last day will be Friday, July 1. Please join us in thanking Toy for her years of dedicated service to University Relations and wishing her great success in the future!
With Toy’s departure, there will be an immediate opening for a Database Coordinator (gift processing) in Donor Services.

Jamery S Barry

President’s Circle and Cavanaugh Council Website

Please note that today we launched the new President’s Circle and Cavanaugh Council website to all of our members. We invite you to check out the new site for impact stories and news about upcoming/past events.
A special thank you to Brandon Tabor, Ria Kapluck, Mark Welch, Mary Jane Añón, Josh Flynt, and Erick Tapia ’17 for their extraordinary help on this project.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Shelby atscarrol8@nd.edu.
-The President’s Circle team

Preview of 2016-17 Frontline Supervision and TAP Learning Series

Learning Series Programs

Frontline Supervision – Cohort 13

Frontline Supervision is designed to develop the foundational skills necessary to lead at the frontline of supervision at the University of Notre Dame. The program consists of a series of 8 half-day sessions with a full-day Summit of mini-workshops. Enrollment is limited to those who currently supervise others.



ND Value

Kick-off Event


Roles & Responsibilities of Today’s Supervisor

Thur., Sep. 29, 2016


Style-Flex Your Supervisory Approach

Thur., Oct. 13, 2016


Prioritizing, Planning, Organizing & Time Management

Thur., Oct. 27, 2016


Communicating with Clarity

Thur., Nov. 10, 2016


Delegation and Feedback

Thur., Dec. 1, 2016


Campus Resources, Policies & Processes

Thur., Dec. 15, 2016


Fostering Good Performance

Thur., Jan. 12, 2017


Dealing with Conflict and Change Management

Thur., Jan. 26, 2017


Summit and Closing – Morris Inn/NDCC

Date TBD, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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. TAP supports the development of more consistent standards for skill and knowledge requirements across administrative positions.

Classes will be held one Wednesday per month from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Technology classes will take place in the one of the campus training labs.



Professional Impact & Credibility

Sep. 7, 2016

Listening or Understanding & Empathy

Oct. 5

Adding Value through Change Management and Customer Focus

Nov. 2

How to Influence

Dec. 7

Business Writing in the Digital World

Jan. 11, 2017

The “Win-Win” of Conflict Management

Feb. 1

Organizing Your Time and Workspace

Mar. 8

Management Matters: Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making, Project Management

Apr. 12

More about Learning Series Programs

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 2016 Learning Programs will help you identify your true career interests and build new skills to help you achieve your career goals.

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

Cancellation Policy: To cancel an enrollment, 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.

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Check out the lineup of Summer 2016 Learning Programs and Series
at hr.nd.edu.


Career Development

Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Building Strategic Resumes & Cover Letters

Wed., Aug. 3, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Launching Me, Inc.: Establishing Your Personal Brand

Wed., Aug. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Managing My Career: Assessment & Research
(Parts I & II)

Wed., Jun. 29 AND Wed., Jul. 6,
1:00 – 4:30 p.m. both days

Managing My Career: Deciding & Setting Career Goals

Thur., Jul. 14, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Managing My Career: Taking Action

Thur., Jul. 21, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Assertiveness Skills for Business Professionals

Thur., Jul. 28, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Communicating with Colleagues and Coworkers

Thur., Jul. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Developing Trust and Respect in the Workplace

Thur., Jun. 30, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Resolving Differences While Maintaining Relationships

Thur., Aug. 18, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Professional Skills and Tools

Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Thur., Jun. 16, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Everything’s Negotiable

Wed., Jun. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How to Handle Challenging People

Thur., Jun. 30, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Seven Habits for Personal and Professional Success

Thur., Jul. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Thur., Aug. 11, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Accountability and Teamwork

Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Amazing Moments

Thurs., Aug. 18, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Be a Better Team Player

Wed., Aug. 10, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exceptional Personal Productivity

Wed., Jun. 22, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Diversity and Inclusion

Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

We Are All ND – 4 offerings
(Required for all non-supervisory staff)

Wed., Aug. 24, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 31, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Supervision and Leadership

Course descriptions | Register in eNDeavor


Date & Time

Managing Multiple Projects, Priorities & Deadlines

Wed., Aug. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ND Essentials for Managing People

Tues., Jun. 14, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Professional Development Dialogues

Thur., Jun. 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Farewell to Lauren Whisler

It is with very mixed emotions that we write to inform you that Lauren Whisler has resigned her position as Coordinator, Special Events & Stewardship. This fall, Lauren will be relocating to her hometown of Indianapolis with her fiancé, Elliott, where he will be continuing his education at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
For the past two years, Lauren has been an integral member of the Special Events & Stewardship team, providing outstanding support and leadership for executive events, including Advisory Council weekends and Commencement, and coordinating a variety of stewardship efforts for principal donors. She will certainly be missed!
Please join us in extending best wishes to Lauren, whose last day with Development will be Wednesday, August 31st. Lauren’s departure creates an immediate open position on the Special Events & Stewardship team, the details of which will be outlined in a separate communication.

Cristi Ganyard & Mary Fisher

Carla Ingrando Announcement

I am excited to announce that Carla Ingrando will serve as our new Senior Director of Foundation Relations. In this role Carla is charged with leading the planning, organization and implementation of a best in class program with the goal of increasing foundation support for the University’s key academic objectives.

Carla will also collaborate with Jim Morrison, the Senior Director of Corporate Relations, the corporate/foundation/academic advancement teams, myself and others throughout development to ensure we fully integrate our academic advancement strategy and maximize our fundraising success.

Carla comes to us with deep experience in higher education having worked and taught at a number of institutions, including Denison University, Pacific University, and Marylhurst University before returning to Notre Dame. In addition, Carla has earned the respect and admiration of faculty, administrators and leaders throughout Notre Dame because of her strategic, collaborative and results oriented approach to foundation fundraising.

Carla earned a bachelor’s of arts from Furman University, a master’s of public administration from the University of South Carolina, a master’s of divinity from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate in moral theology from the University of Notre Dame.

Please join me in congratulating Carla on her new role, which she will begin on July 1st.

Shannon Cullinan

Ian Secviar – Announcement

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in welcoming Ian Secviar to the Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team as the Associate Director, Law School Annual Giving. Ian will be responsible for building and executing the strategy to increase law school expendable annual giving. Ian will also be instrumental in developing the experience for the Dean’s Leadership Circle at $25K annual giving.

Ian is a 2010 graduate of Notre Dame. Ian began his Development career in 2008 when he was a student caller and then promoted to student manager in the phone center. Since graduation, Ian has worked in sales for AT&T and most recently was the Director of Annual Giving at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, IL.

Welcome, Ian!

In Notre Dame,

Amy Schell
Director, Notre Dame Funds



The Broadway smash hit Hamilton won 11 Tony Awards last night — and a Notre Dame alum is smiling this morning! Patrick Vassel ’07, the Associate Director of Hamilton and was interviewed during our Notre Dame Day broadcast by NBC News and Notre Dame Trustee Anne Thompson ’79.

LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5GgUn-7kSA

Jim Small
Senior Director, Storytelling & Engagement Team

Optional Training Sessions on the Catholic Mass

All development staff, regardless of faith background, are invited to attend optional training sessions on the Catholic Mass by Fr. David Scheidler and Fr. Ralph Hagg.

Session I, 6/15, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, ESC Family Room
Introduction to the Catholic Mass: the theological and spiritual importance of Mass, including an overview of the various sections and purposes of Mass. The second half of Session I will offer interested Catholics the opportunity to be trained as an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. These individuals assist priests in the administering of the sacrament of Holy Communion. While the role of Extraordinary Minister itself is reserved for lay people of the Catholic faith, non-Catholics are welcome to attend and observe the training. This session will be led by Fr. David Scheidler

Session II, 6/24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, ESC Family Room
The nuts and bolts of how to plan and prepare a Mass, including who to contact, supplies, room set-up, etc. This session will be led by Fr. Ralph Hagg.

Gretchen Neely will send calendar invitations to both sessions. If you plan on attending, please respond to the invitation(s). Attendance is optional.

Special thanks to the SES team for making these sessions available.