Dennis Brown | August 23, 2018
John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame since 2004, will retire effective June 30, 2019, the University’s chair of the Board of Trustees, John J. Brennan, and president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Wednesday (Aug. 22).
The executive vice president is appointed by the Board of Trustees, and the trustees, under the leadership of Brennan and Father Jenkins, will in coming months conduct a national search for Affleck-Graves’ successor.
“John Affleck-Graves is key to why Notre Dame is universally respected for its superb management by institutional leaders across the country,” Brennan said. “He shepherded the greatest expansion and modernization of Notre Dame’s physical plant, including research and residential facilities, in ways which were fiscally responsible, environmentally sound and beautiful. At the same time, John has stewarded a huge increase in financial aid for our students to more than $147 million from $58 million during his tenure.”
“The University has benefited immeasurably from John’s intelligence, good judgment, leadership ability, tireless work ethic and, above all, his devotion to Notre Dame and its mission,” Father Jenkins said. “It has been a personal privilege to work with him as a colleague and a friend for 18 years.”
As the University’s chief financial officer, Affleck-Graves oversees the operating budget, endowment, finance, information technology, human resources, campus safety, event management, construction, building services, landscaping, food services and auxiliary operations, including the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, Morris Inn and licensing.
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