Development Team Update

Dear Team,

I hope this finds you well. I write to share two important personnel updates.

Effective August 1, Jim Morrison will assume a new position, Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives. In this role, Jim will report to Tom Burish in the Provost’s Office and to Greg Dugard on our Development team. Jim will work closely with the Academy and Development to lead, coordinate and implement key multi-disciplinary initiatives and emerging opportunities that support Notre Dame’s mission and strategic goals. Some of these include the new Institute for Real Estate, scientific wellness, military/veterans initiative, and the Inspired Leadership Initiative. Special thanks to Jim for his vision, creativity and leadership of our academic advancement team during the past two years.

I am also pleased to announce that Michael Loungo will be promoted to the position of Sr. Director for Academic and Global Advancement, reporting to Drew Buscareno. Since joining our team in 2013, Michael has been a great leader in pioneering our global advancement team and the growth of Notre Dame International, forming key relationships and significantly increasing our international fundraising efforts as we prepare for the opening of the Keough School. I look forward to his elevated leadership role overseeing both our global and academic advancement teams.

Again, these changes will go into effect on August 1. Please join me in congratulating Jim and Michael. I look forward to continuing our work together and appreciate all your efforts on behalf of Notre Dame.

Best, Lou

Well done, Sorinterns!


Please join me in congratulating the Sorinterns for completing their 8-week summer internship. Their stories inspire us, their work advanced our mission, and the program they inaugurated will continue to shape our division.

I am grateful for colleagues who so warmly welcomed and richly supported the Sorinterns. Special thanks to those who served as supervisors, mentors, hosts, and teachers.

We look forward to ongoing partnership with the Sorinterns and future cohorts.

For Notre Dame,

Bryan Reaume


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Open Position: Program Director, Corporate Relations

Corporate Relations has an open position for a Program Director. If you are interested in exploring this position please visit and/or contact Ann Moran or Nathan Utz.

Natella Micola

Recruiting Coordinator

Department of Development

1100 Grace Hall

Notre Dame, IN

Tel 574-631-8921

Fax 574-631-8325

Welcome Anne Overly

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that Anne Overly is joining our East Regional Development Team, serving the Washington DC market.

Anne received her BA from Notre Dame in 1998, majoring in English and Communications (Film/Television). She has had extensive sales and communications experience, working in the Chicago area with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, The City of Lake Forest, Giant Step and Accenture. Most recently, Anne was with Pearson as a District Sales Manager, working with sales representatives for Pearson’s Higher Education Math and Science lines in Chicago and Michigan. Prior to her management role, Anne was a Senior Publisher’s Representative and Regional Trainer for Pearson.

Anne and her husband Scott have two sons, Emmett (4) and Andrew (2). The family will be relocating to Granger from Chicago. Anne’s parents recently retired to Granger, so the boys’ grandparents are undoubtedly thrilled to have them close by.  In her spare time, Anne enjoys tennis, triathlons and volunteering.

August 1 will be Anne’s first day with Development. Please join me in welcoming Anne back home to Notre Dame, and to her new Development family!

My very best,

Anne Griffith

Clare Mundy to transition to Office of the President

Dear friends,

It is with mixed emotions that I announce Clare Mundy will be transitioning to the Office of the President, effective August 14th. In her new role as Assistant Director, Clare will lead a variety of initiatives for the Office of the President, including Walk the Walk Week.

During her time on the Development team, Clare has made an impact on our team’s culture, wellness, innovations, and constituent engagement. Clare’s leadership of both the CCP Premium Seat process and the Women in Leadership initiative have been exemplary. Her commitment to the mission of Notre Dame, creativity and work ethic, and contagious enthusiasm made an immediate imprint on those around her. We will miss Clare dearly but look forward to continuing our work with her in the new role.

Please join me in congratulating Clare and thanking her for her excellent work with the Development team!


Welcome Shaheen Goldrick to Corporate Relations

Please join me in welcoming Shaheen Goldrick to the Corporate Relations team. Shaheen is a 1994 Notre Dame graduate, having earned a BS in Sociology. For the last few years, Shaheen has been a consultant for 2020 Women on Boards, a non-profit national campaign to increase the percentage of women on US corporate boards. Shaheen led their fundraising and marketing efforts. She will serve the College of Arts & Letters and the Keough School of Global Affairs. Shaheen will also be the Corporate Relations liaison for the Midwest Regional Development team.
Shaheen and her children are relocating from St. Petersburg, FL to take on this new role. Thank you for welcoming them to our family and making them love it here prior to the first snowfall! Today is Shaheen’s first day.
Nathaniel K. Utz

Senior Director – Corporate Relations

Badin Guild Notre Dame Trail Breakfast

Dear Colleagues,

 On Saturday, August 26, in celebration of Notre Dame’s 175th Anniversary and final day of the Notre Dame Trail, the Badin Guild will host a complimentary continental breakfast for Badin Guild members not registered to walk the Trail.  The breakfast will be from 9:00-11:00 am in the Hesburgh, Joyce, & Carmichael Private Dining Rooms at the Morris Inn.

 For more information on this event, please contact Laura Snell.

Laura Snell

Associate Director, Badin Guild

University of Notre Dame

Annual Giving & Strategic Marketing

Eddy Street Commons, Suite 300

South Bend, IN  46617

T:  574-631-0038



Manager Moments: Cohort Learning Opportunity

Limited spots remain for Frontline Supervision- a university-wide cohort learning series for current supervisors and managers.

Register via Endeavor.

Program Description

Frontline Supervision is a series of eight half-day sessions designed to develop the skills necessary to lead at the frontline of supervision at the University of Notre Dame. Each session provides maximum “how-to” skills which can be applied immediately on the job. The University is committed to training ALL staff who supervise others to ensure a professional and values-based approach to leading people.

As frontline supervisors, participants will need to be able to:

  • Understand their role as a “supervisor-leader” in today’s team environment
  • Organize time, workspace, and work processes
  • Motivate and reinforce good work efforts
  • Plan and appropriately delegate work assignments
  • Give feedback that positively coaches for good performance
  • Learn to confidently conduct difficult discussions about performance issues
  • Mediate conflict for a “win-win” resolution

This program is designed to allow leaders to develop and enhance skills within a cohort of up to 25 participants. By creating a shared experience, participants have the opportunity to build relationships with colleagues from different departments and divisions. Learning methods include case studies, small and large group discussions, and practice exercises. Additional tools and activities include:

  • Program Design
  • Pre-and Post-Training Competency Assessment
  • Individual Competency Development Plan
  • Pre-work and Supplemental Learning Resources
  • Reflective Learning Journals
  • Capstone Project at Series Summit

Attendance Requirements

Frontline participants and their managers are required to attend the series Kickoff, which is a pre-program orientation to understand their responsibilities in reinforcing the competencies taught in the program. Participants are also expected to attend the series Summit where they will present their capstone projects. The participants’ managers are invited back for the closing reception immediately after the Summit.

All sessions will be held in the Grace Hall Lower Level Training Room from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Series Summit will be held at the Morris Inn, Smith Ballroom. Certificates of completion with a possible 3.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded to those attending at least seven sessions and the Summit.

Application Process

To reserve your seat in the Fall 2017 cohort, enroll in Frontline Supervision Cohort 15 in Endeavor. Once the enrollment date has passed, registered participants and their managers will receive a welcome email and calendar invite for the series Kickoff on August 1, 2017.


All Regular Sessions: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Grace Hall, Lower Level Training Room

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Series Kick-Off
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017 Roles & Responsibilities of Today’s Supervisor Operational Know-How, Interpersonal Interactions, Organizing Time and Tasks
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 Campus Resources, Policies, and Processes Operational Know-How, Performance Management, Managing Conflict
Wednesday, Sep 6, 2017 Healthy Boundaries: Encouraging Positive Behavior at Work Interpersonal interactions, Fostering Teamwork, Managing Conflict
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 Fostering Good Performance Performance Management, Managing Conflict, Developing Others
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017 Prioritizing, Planning, Organizing, and Time Management Organizing Time & Tasks, Interpersonal Interactions
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 Effective Communication and Coaching Skills Communicating with Clarity, Interpersonal Interactions, Developing Others
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017 Delegation and Feedback Developing Others, Organizing Time and Tasks, Communicating with Clarity
Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017 Dealing with Conflict and Change Management Change Management, Managing Conflict, Fostering Teamwork
Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Series Summit and Closing Reception

More information

For more information, please contact: Mary Adeniyi at or x1‑3013.

Gift Planning Announcement

Dear colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Rich Naponelli as the new Senior Director of Gift Planning. Rich has been a valuable member of the Gift Planning team through his fundraising efforts, technical expertise and oversight of the CRT and DAF programs. As you may recall, Rich came to the University with a high level of legal expertise and experience working with high net worth individuals, responsible for identifying, creating and implementing sophisticated estate and tax planning strategies for such individuals. During his time with us, Rich has quickly learned the culture of our team and has embraced the service culture needed while learning University processes and procedures. Rich will assume full responsibility for leading the gift planning efforts and will report to me.

I look forward to the Gift Planning team continuing to grow and excel under Rich’s leadership. His experience, enthusiasm, and passion for our mission will provide excellent leadership to an extraordinarily talented team!

Rich will assume this position effective immediately. Please join me in congratulating Rich on this promotion.

Best regards,