The Prospect Research and Strategy is thrilled that Jonathan Retartha has joined us as the Director of Prospect Development and Strategy, leading the team of Prospect Management Consultants (Cindy Karpovs, Katie O’Friel, Kevin McMannis, Meghan Walsh, and Brooke Wenzel). Once he is up to speed, he will also transition to directly supporting the Athletics region and the UR Executives with their portfolios.
Jonathan Retartha returns to the Development team after four years as Director of Housing in Residential Life. Jonathan started his Notre Dame career in Development as Assistant Director and then Donor Experience Manager on the Annual Giving team, after three years at Fox Corporation.
As Director of Housing, Jonathan’s team managed all assignments, student services, and logistics across the University’s 32 residence halls, including the emergency shutdown and staged reopening of the halls in 2020. Jonathan also managed the University’s residential master plan, extending the occupancy strategic roadmap and organizing full-year renovations in Morrissey, Dillon, Sorin, and Alumni halls, while acting on the design team for Baumer, Johnson Family, and the new men’s residence hall under construction on east quad.
He has earned a B.A. and M.B.A. from Notre Dame, as well as an M.A. from NYU’s Skirball Center for New Media. Please join us in welcoming Jonathan back to University Relations!