William J. Beirne has been promoted from assistant general manager to director of the Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame, according to David Harr, assistant vice president for auxiliary services.p. In his new position, Beirne will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the on-campus hotel as well as Sorin’s Restaurant, Leahy’s Lounge, the Irish Courtyard and food and beverage services the inn provides to the Center for Continuing Education.p. Beirne has 18 years of experience in the hotel industry, managing properties ranging in size from 160 rooms to 500 rooms for large hotel corporations and various property and hotel ownership groups. All emphasized food, beverage and conference services similar to those of the Morris Inn.p. Active in professional organizations, Beirne is treasurer of the St. Joseph Council Hotel Association and a past board member of the Pennsylvania Travel Council and the Marketing Committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. He also served as an officer in hotel associations in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Cape May County, N.J.; and Valley Forge, Pa.p. Beirne and his wife Dianna, who also is employed at Notre Dame, have two children and reside in Granger.