I am thrilled and privileged to announce that Ellen Roof will be the Academic Advancement Director for the College of Arts and Letters, effective Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Ellen joins our team at an exciting and pivotal time in the evolution of the Academic Advancement profession here at Notre Dame; we are stronger with her as we prepare for Campaign 9.
Ellen came home to Notre Dame in 2016 and has held successive roles on our Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing team, most recently as Director of Alumni and Parent Giving, a role which put her in the lead of the record-setting Notre Dame Day 2020. Prior to joining Development, Ellen worked in Cincinnati as a research analyst with Nielsen. As a Moreau First Year Experience Instructor, she serves the University beyond her role in University Relations. Ellen’s fundraising leadership has been noticed beyond Notre Dame and in 2020 she was recognized by EverTrue as a 40 Under 40 Fundraising Professional. I encourage you to connect with Ellen to congratulate her, and think of her as your partner in driving fundraising.
A note of profound gratitude to everyone in Development and the College of Arts and Letters who contributed so generously to a rigorous assessment and selection process; your feedback was illuminating. Special thanks to Tara and Sheri for their meaningful and thoughtful contributions to the process, and to Brian Diss for his professionalism and ability to effectively develop his team members.