Dennis Brown | May 8, 2018
Two new members — Dorene Dominguez and James Parsons — were elected to the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees at the Board’s spring meetings May 3 and 4, and Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., was elected to emeritus status.
Dominguez is the chair of the Vanir Group of Companies, a California-based leader in real estate development, construction and construction management, financial services, and renewable energy. She is also a part-owner of the Sacramento Kings, the first and only Latina owner in the NBA.
A member of the advisory council for Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, Dominguez earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University. In addition to service to her alma mater, she is active in a wide array of community improvement projects, commissions and corporate boards, including CIT Bank and KB Home.
Parsons is a portfolio manager for Junto Capital Management in New York City, a hedge fund he founded in 2014 that focuses on the technology, financial and business services sectors. He previously served as a portfolio manager for Viking Global Investors.
Parsons earned his master of business administration degree from Harvard University after receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance from Notre Dame. He and his wife, Dr. Carrie Quinn, also a Notre Dame graduate, supported the establishment of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing at the Mendoza College of Business.