It is with mixed emotions that I write to share that after 9 1/2 years as a member of our development team, Nathan Utz will be leaving Notre Dame to assume the position of Vice President for Industry Partnerships at Purdue University effective December 14, 2020. Special thanks to Nathan for his tireless efforts as the inaugural academic advancement director in the College of Engineering, and for his 4 1/2 years as the senior director of corporate relations. Under Nathan’s leadership, corporate relations has had several record years of production. Please join me in thanking Nathan for his service and congratulating him on his new role as a Boilermaker.
I would also like to announce that Josh Tullis has accepted the role of Interim Senior Director of Corporate Relations. Josh has been an integral member of our corporate relations team for the past four years, and led our pioneering efforts to establish the Notre Dame – IBM Tech Ethics Lab with an historic grant of $20M from IBM in 2020. He earned his BS from ND in 1996 and his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from ND in 1999. Special thanks to Josh for taking on this important role.