I am excited to announce that Dr. Michelle Joyce has accepted the position of Senior Director of Foundation Relations effective January 10, 2018. As a member of our Foundation Relations team since 2016, Michelle has demonstrated outstanding leadership in engaging faculty and university leadership in securing foundation grants and expanding important foundation relationships. Combined with her 12+ years as a faculty member in Notre Dame’s College of Science, Michelle has a unique understanding of the academy and working with faculty. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Notre Dame in 1999 followed by a PhD in 2003 from Duke University. Michelle is an excellent fundraiser, trusted colleague and passionate about advancing Notre Dame’s research to be a force for good in the world. Please join me in congratulating Michelle as she takes on this leadership role for Our Lady’s University.