The University gains four new Fellows, 10 new trustees, and seven new life trustees

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has four new Fellows and 10 new members of its Board of Trustees. Also, seven board members have been elevated to life trustees. John Brademas; Rev. Carl Ebey, C.S.C.; Charles K. Fischer, Sr.; Donald R. Keough; Ignacio E. Lozano, Jr.; Frank J. Pasquerilla and John A. Schneider were named life trustees of the University.p. The new members of the board are Rev. José E. Ahumada, C.S.C.; Rev. William D. Dorwart, C.S.C.; Fritz L. Duda; Enrique Hernandez, Jr.; Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.; Richard C. Notebaert; Anita M. Pampusch; Condoleezza Rice; William J. Shaw and Elizabeth A. Toomey.p. In addition, Fathers Dorwart and Jenkins and trustees Patrick McCartan and Robert Welsh have been elected Fellows of the University. The 12 Fellows are the University’s ultimate governing body. They elect the trustees, adopt and amend the bylaws and are specifically charged with maintaining Notre Dame’s Catholic character.p. Among the new trustees, Father Ahumada is rector of St. George’s College, a 2,800-student Holy Cross secondary school in Santiago, Chile. He previously taught theology and served in campus ministry at the Universidad Cathólica de Chile. A native of Chile, he was graduated from Notre Dame in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in history and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1983.p. Father Dorwart was elected in June to succeed Father Ebey as provincial superior of the Indiana Province of Holy Cross. Prior to his election, he had been director of novices at the Holy Cross Novitiate in Cascade, Colo., since 1994. He previously served as superior of Holy Cross Center in Berkeley, Calif., as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, as associate pastor of St. John Vianney parish in Goodyear, Ariz., and as an assistant pastor in South Bend. He earned abachelor’s degree in sociology from Notre Dame in 1976 and a master’s of divinity degree from the University in 1980, the year of his ordination.p. Duda is owner of the Fritz Duda Company, a privately held real estate investment building and development firm with commercial properties in Texas, Illinois and California. He also serves as managing partner of Genus Holdings, Ltd., a private family investment company. A graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law, he served on the advisory council for Notre Dame’s School of Architecture prior to his election as a trustee.p. Hernandez is president and chief executive officer of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., an Alhambra, Calif., firm that provides high-end security and facility support services to government, utilities and industrial customers. He also is cofounder and principal partner of Interspan Communications, a broadcast company serving Spanish-speaking audiences. Prior to assuming the presidency of Inter-Con, he had served as vice president and assistant general counsel and executive vice president of the company. He holds bachelor’s and law degrees from Harvard University.p. Father Jenkins is religious superior of Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame and an associate professor of philosophy. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University in 1976 and 1978 and was ordained a Holy Cross priest in 1983. He received a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University in 1989. He teaches in the areas of ancient and medieval philosophy and the philosophy of religion and is the author of a recently published book on knowledge and faith in St. Thomas Aquinas.p. Notebaert is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ameritech. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, he began his career in 1969 at Wisconsin Bell, where he held several positions in operations and marketing. He moved to Ameritech Communications in 1983 as vice president of marketing and operations and over the next 10 years served as president of Ameritech Mobile Communications, Indiana Bell, and Ameritech Services. He moved to Ameritech’s corporate organization in January 1993 as vice chairman and became president six months later. He was elected chairman and CEO in April 1994. He is active in many Chicago area professional and civicorganizations.p. Pampusch became president of The Bush Foundation, a privatephilanthropic foundation based in St. Paul, Minn., on July 1 after serving for the previous 13 years as president of the College of St. Catherine. Her tenure there included the creation of eight master’s degree programs, the Institute for Leadership, the Center for Spirituality, and the Minnesota Center for Health Care Ethics. A 1962 alumna of the College of St. Catherine, she holds master’s and doctoral degrees in philosophy from Notre Dame. She received the 1990 Award of the Year from the Minneapolis Notre Dame alumni club.p. Rice, the provost of Stanford University since 1993, holds a master’s degree in government and international studies from Notre Dame. A member of the Stanford faculty since 1981, she is a professor of political science and a two-time recipient of university awards for excellence in teaching. She was a special assistant to President Bush from 1989-91, at the same time serving as the National Security Council’s senior director for Soviet affairs. A member of the advisory council for Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters since 1991, she delivered the principal address and received an honorary doctorate at the University’s 1995 Commencement exercises.p. Shaw is president and chief operating officer of Marriott International, Inc., with responsibility for Marriott Lodging and the Marriott Service Group, as well as business information systems and technology, architecture and construction, and corporate human resources. He joined Marriott in 1974 and previously held several senior executive positions with the company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame and a master’s of business administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to his appointment as a trustee, he and his wife, Rebecca, served on the advisory council for the University’s Institute for Church Life.p. As president-elect of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, Toomey is an ex officio trustee. She is marketing director for the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development. A 1981 Notre Dame graduate, she next year will be the first woman to head the largest alumni network in higher education.p. Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees, established in 1967, is chaired by Andrew J. McKenna, chair, president and chief executive officer of Schwarz of Morton Grove, Ill. The board now numbers 56.


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