Richard C. Notebaert
Richard C. Notebaert, chair of the University of Notre Dame board of trustees, was elected to a new three-year term at the trustees’ meeting Feb. 1 (Friday).
A member of the Notre Dame board of trustees since 1997, Notebaert became its sixth chairman in 2007. He is a Fellow of the University and previously served as chair of the board’s University Relations Committee.
“We are blessed with trustees of great talent and accomplishment who are deeply dedicated to Notre Dame,” said Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president. “For six years, Dick Notebaert has been a tremendous chair of the board who has shown unqualified dedication to serving Notre Dame. I look forward to continuing to work with him and benefit from his wise counsel.”
Notebaert is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Qwest Communications International Inc. He previously served as chief executive officer of Tellabs Inc. and as chairman and chief executive officer of Ameritech Corp., and he currently serves on the board of directors of Aon Corp., American Electric Power and Cardinal Health Inc.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Notebaert and his wife, Peggy, are generous benefactors to Notre Dame, including a leadership gift to establish the Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellowships in support of doctoral students in the University’s Graduate School.
Notre Dame’s board of trustees was established in 1967 when governance was transferred from the Congregation of Holy Cross to a two-tiered, mixed board of lay and religious trustees and fellows. The board now numbers 47 active members and 47 emeritus trustees.