Morris Inn general manager appointed VP for auxiliary services

by Dennis Brown

David A. Harr, most recently general manager of the Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed assistant vice president for auxiliary services at the University, according to James J. Lyphout, vice president for business operations.p. In the newly created position, Harr will serve on Lyphout’s senior staff and direct operations related to the Morris Inn, the Center for Continuing Education at McKenna Hall, University Food Services, the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, St. Michael’s Laundry, Cedar Grove Cemetery, and the Licensing Department. His appointment is effective July 1.p. “Dave brings with him a deep knowledge and understanding of both Notre Dame and the way in which auxiliary services fit into the University’s overall business operation,”Lyphout said. “I have had the pleasure of working closely with him for more than a decade and look forward to our continued ? and now more direct ? association.”p. Harr was appointed in 1988 as general manager of the Morris Inn, a 92-room, full-service, on-campus hotel with some $5.5 million in annual sales.p. Among his accomplishments were the introduction of new food and beverage product offerings, the implementation of technology to automate the hotel operation, and the development of new housekeeping and maintenance systems.p. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, Harr managed projects for various property and hotel ownership groups in the northeastern United States. He also has served as an adjunct instructor at Indiana University, South Bend, and Suffolk Community College in Riverhead, N.Y.p. Active in a variety of professional organizations, Harr is on the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County, the St. Joseph County Hotel Association, for which he served two terms as president, and the Indiana Hotel Lodging Association.p. Harr earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Bloomsburg University and a master’s of business administration degree from Notre Dame. He and his wife, June, are the parents of two children.

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