Dennis Brown | December 13, 2018
Shannon Cullinan, vice president for Finance, has been elected executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1, by the University’s Board of Trustees, succeeding John Affleck-Graves in that position.
“Shannon combines expertise in financial management with wide administrative experience and broad engagement with the academy,” Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., said. “Above all, he brings a deep commitment to the mission of Notre Dame. I am excited to have him in this new role.”
John J. Brennan, chair of the Board of Trustees, said: “There is no one better qualified than Shannon Cullinan to succeed John Affleck-Graves. He is already one of the reasons that Notre Dame enjoys a well-deserved reputation nationally for being a superbly managed University.”
“I am deeply humbled by this opportunity and grateful to my predecessors who wisely shaped the Executive Vice President’s Division, dating back to the original visionary, Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C.,” Cullinan said. “I also want to thank John Affleck-Graves for his extraordinary legacy of stewardship and selfless dedication to our employees, especially our staff.”
As chief financial officer, Cullinan will be responsible for the Investment and Finance Offices, overseeing the University’s $13 billion endowment and $1.6 billion operating budget. He also will oversee the Offices of Information Technology, Human Resources, and Facilities, Design and Operations.
In addition, in order to better integrate key operations currently under the executive vice president, two individuals have been appointed to newly created positions, both reporting to Cullinan.
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