Three alumnae, N.C. State chancellor elected to Board of Trustees

by Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame alumnae Carol Hank Hoffmann, Stephanie Gallo and Shayla Keough Rumely, and Marye Anne Fox, chancellor of North Carolina State University and the parent of a current Notre Dame student, have been elected to the University’s Board of Trustees.p. Two 1996 graduates, David Sullivan and Sharmien Swinton, have been elected to trustee positions reserved for young alumni of the University.p. Fox was appointed North Carolina State’s 12th chancellor in 1998. One of the nation’s most prominent physical organic chemists, she previously was the vice president for research and a chaired professor at the University of Texas. A 1969 graduate of Notre Dame College in Cleveland, she earned her master’s degree from Cleveland State University and her doctorate from Dartmouth College and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland. She has served since 1997 on the advisory council for Graduate Studies and Research at Notre Dame and has a son currently enrolled at the University.p. Hoffmann, from Minnetonka, Minn., earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Notre Dame in 1978 and since 1993 has served on the advisory council for the University’s College of Engineering. She previously worked in research and development for four years with the DuPont Co. in Troy, Mich., and for six years with the Pillsbury Co. in Minneapolis. Her family has been active in Notre Dame affairs for many years. Her father, Bernard “Jerry” Hank Jr., is an alumnus, benefactor and life trustee, and her mother, Joyce, is a member of the advisory council for the Snite Museum of Art.p. Gallo is a brand manager for the Turning Leaf and Turning Leaf Coastal Reserve brands of the E&J Gallo Winery, the Modesto, Calif., firm cofounded by her grandfather and great uncle nearly 70 years ago. She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Notre Dame in 1994 and her master’s of business administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She previously was a sales executive for Romano Brothers Beverage Co. in Chicago. She served as a young graduate trustee of Notre Dame from 1996-99 and since then has been a member of the advisory council for the University’s Mendoza College of Business. She is the daughter and sister of Notre Dame graduates.p. Rumely, from Atlanta, was a member of Notre Dame’s first entering class of undergraduate women in 1972, earning a bachelor’s degree in modern and foreign languages in 1976. After earning her law degree from Emory University, she practiced law for seven years and served for nine years as publisher of the Fulton County Daily Report. Most recently, she has chaired the board of trustees of the Georgia Shakespeare Festival and has served on the boards of The Howard School, St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, and the Georgia Center for Children. She has served on the advisory council for the Notre Dame Law School since 1992. Her parents, Donald and Marilyn Keough, have been prominent benefactors to the University, and he is a life trustee and former board chair.p. Sullivan majored in the Program of Liberal Studies and earned a master of education degree through Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education. He remains in teaching at Madonna del Sasso School in Salinas, Calif.p. Swinton earned her bachelor’s degree in accountancy and works as a consultant with Accenture in Houston. She is a regional coordinator for the Black Alumni of Notre Dame.p. Chaired by Patrick F. McCartan, managing partner of the international law firm Jones, Day, Reavis&Pogue, the Notre Dame Board of Trustees now numbers 56.

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