The search process for a new director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame has commenced and will follow university policy and process, under the leadership of the Universitys president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
The process and appointment will comply with the presidential authority policy articulated in the Statement of Board Responsibilities for Intercollegiate Athletics, which was adopted by Notre Dames Board of Trustees in May 2007. That policy reads in part:Notre Dame adheres to the principle of presidential control over intercollegiate athletics. The Board (of Trustees) recognizes that the ultimate responsibility and authority for the administration, conduct and control of the Department of Athletics – ¬including all administrative policies, personnel matters and finances – are vested in the president of the University.
Prior to making his decision, Fr. Jenkins will seek information, perspectives, and advice from key constituencies.
While there is no specific timeline for completion, the University is advancing the process forward and will be conducting a thorough and extensive search. Interim athletics director Missy Conboy has assumed all responsibilities and will remain in place until a new director is named.
Until the announcement of a new athletics director, the details of the search will remain confidential and discretion and privacy of the candidates will be upheld by the University.