‘Gratitude,’ the one-word message of outgoing provost Tom Burish

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Gwen O'Brien | June 22, 2020

Thomas G. Burish hasn’t shared his plans beyond July 1, when he steps away from his duties as the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at Notre Dame after 15 years on the job. That doesn’t mean some of those who know him best haven’t given it some thought.

“I see him doing something different and new but doing it intensely because someone like Tom has a lot of energy,” said Mark W. Roche, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Professor of German Language and Literature and a professor of philosophy.

Roche became well acquainted with that energy when he served as the I. A. O’Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters. His term as dean overlapped with Burish’s time as provost for three years.

“Tom was a colleague who could help me think through puzzles because he has so much experience and such a sharp, analytical mind.”

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