Father Timothy Scully, C.S.C., to step down on June 30

by Matthew V.Storin

Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame, today informed the University’s Board of Trustees that he is resigning his position, effective June 30, but will remain on the University’s faculty.p. Father Scully was elected to the post in May, 2000. He is a professor of political science and will continue as chair of the advisory board for the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He will continue his roles as director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and chair of the board of the Alliance for Catholic Education, which he founded. He also will remain as a Fellow and Trustee of the University.p. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve as an officer of the University for the past nine years, " Father Scully said. “My first love has always been teaching, research and pastoral ministry. I’m excited at the prospect of returning full time to those pursuits.”p. Patrick McCartan, chairman of the board, said, “On behalf of the Board of Trustees I want to express our enormous gratitude for the critical role that Father Tim has played at Notre Dame over the past several years. The fruits of his dynamic decision-making and high standards for performance will continue to influence this University long into the future. We respect the personal nature of the decision he has made to step down but look forward to a continuing relationship with him as a member of the Board of Fellows and the Board of Trustees and as a valued member of the faculty.”p. Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., University president, praised Father Scully’s service. “His tenure has been marked by his creative thinking, his wise business sense and his enduring commitment to the Notre Dame community,” he said.p. As executive vice president, Father Scully administered an annual operating budget of more than $500 million and an endowment of more than $2.6 billion, as well as human resources for 4,200 University employees and a construction program of $600 million. During his tenure, substantial progress was made on the University’s master plan for campus construction.p. He had served since 1994 as vice president and senior associate provost. Under his leadership, the number of Notre Dame students studying abroad more than doubled, and the University now has the highest percentage of students in international programs of any American research institution. He directed the relocation of the London study center to Trafalgar Square and the establishment of the Irish Studies center in Dublin’s historical Newman and O’Connell Houses.p. He oversaw the introduction of new international programs in Santiago, Chile, and Monterrey and Puebla, Mexico. At his initiative, Notre Dame established a new Institute for Latino Studies. He orchestrated Notre Dame’s new academic presence in Washington, D.C., and oversaw the reorganization of the undergraduate admissions office and the establishment of the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.p. Ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1981, he earned master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, after graduating summa cum laude from Notre Dame in 1976 and receiving his master’s of divinity degree in 1979.p. A committee of the Board of Trustees will lead a search for a successor to Father Scully and will recommend a candidate for election by the Board of Trustees.p.

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