Reagan named to the added role of assistant vice president for University relations

by Dennis Moore

Daniel G. Reagan, executive director of development for the University of Notre Dame since 1991, has been named to the added role of assistant vice president for University relations, effective immediately. The announcement was made by the vice president for University relations, Dr. William P. Sexton.p. Reagan currently is engaged in the direction of the University’s $767-million “Generations” fund-raising campaign, the largest such endeavor in the history of Catholic higher education and the sixth largest campaign now under way in American academe. During his tenure as executive director of development, the department has achieved five consecutive years of record-breaking cash giving totals from 1993-97. The fiscal 1997 total of $95.2 million eclipsed by more than 25 percent the University’s previous high of $75.6 million, set just a year earlier.p. A 1976 graduate of the University, Reagan joined the development staff in 1984 as director of Notre Dame’s Annual Fund. In that role he also served as executive director of the University’s Edward Frederick Sorin Society, named for Notre Dame’s founder and made up of benefactors who contribute a minimum of $1,000 annually in unrestricted gifts to the University.p. The development department was awarded the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Circle of Excellence Award for sustained excellence in fund raising in both 1994 and ‘95 as well as a 1995 CASE special leadership award for innovative programming. Previously, the Annual Fund and Sorin Society had received five CASE national awards for program improvements and excellence under Reagan’s direction.p. Before joining the Notre Dame staff, Reagan was associate director of development at the University of Akron. Earlier, the Lorain, Ohio, native served as director of development for Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron and as a territory sales manager for the Carnation Company in Cleveland.p. Reagan’s wife, Margot, is a 1977 graduate of Saint Mary’s College and a 1987 graduate of the Notre Dame Law School. She now serves as a partner in the South Bend law firm of Konopa&Murphy. The Reagans have five children, the eldest of whom is a sophomore at the University.

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