Mark Welch has been appointed manager of ND Marketplace, a new initiative at the University of Notre Dame that addresses non-procurement e-commerce needs on campus.p. Based in Business Operations, ND Marketplace provides astorefrontfor campus groups approved to sell products securely online. Welch will systematize the electronic merchandise sales process in order to address risk and efficiency issues that currently exist in manual sales. He assumed his new responsibilities June 1.p. Welch was graduated in May from Notre Dames master of business administration program, where he received the Deans Distinguished Service Award. He earned his bachelors degree in studio art from Louisiana College and his master of fine arts degree in painting from Louisiana Tech University.p. Before entering the Notre Dame MBA program, Welch worked as a programmer for Software&Services, a private, governmental software development firm in Shreveport, La. His responsibilities included software and database development, market research and customer support and training.p. At Notre Dame, Welch worked as a consultant in the development of requirements and technical specifications for ND NetWorks, an MBA Career Services initiative. He also was an intern in Business Operations, chair of the MBAA Career Development Committee, and at-large manager and mentor for School, Inc., an MBA community service project.