Beauchamp named president at University of Portland. Former Notre Dame administrator is school's 19th leader

by staff report

The Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., a former University of Notre Dame executive vice president and executive assistant to the president, was named the 19th president of the University of Portland by the Oregon school’s board of regents and the Congregation of Holy Cross on Thursday.p. Beauchamp, 61, succeeds the Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C., who was elected provincial superior of the Indiana Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross in June. Beauchamp has been senior vice president at the University of Portland since August 2002.p. During his time at Notre Dame, Beauchamp was responsible for the university’s endowment as it grew to more than $3 billion. He also oversaw athletics, where he was the architect of Notre Dame’s television contract with NBC. He also oversaw the university’s entrance into the Big East Conference.p. Beauchamp served as executive vice president at Notre Dame, the institution’s third-ranking officer, from 1987 until May 2000, when he was replaced by the Rev. Timothy Scully. In February of 2000, Beauchamp had his duties of direct oversight over the athletic department removed from him by the university’s president. At the same time, Athletic Director Michael Wadsworth announced his resignation, coming two months after Notre Dame was placed on NCAA probation for the first time ever.p. Following his replacement as executive vice president, Beauchamp remained at Notre Dame as executive vice president emeritus and as a member of the fellows of the university and a trustee, and he continued to work directly with the president.p. Beauchamp earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy and a master of business administration degree from the University of Detroit, and a master of divinity degree and law degree from Notre Dame. He has been a Holy Cross priest since 1982. He has been a member of the Notre Dame board of fellows and board of trustees since 1987.p. The University of Portland is closely affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross.

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