Paul Browne | May 5, 2020
University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today the institution of a voluntary program in which the salaries of the University’s senior leaders will be reduced by as much as 20 percent with the resulting savings redirected toward student financial aid.
“In this crisis, we must do everything we can to ensure that no accepted or current students fail to enroll or return because they don’t have the money,” Father Jenkins said.
The savings will be deposited in a special Student Emergency Relief Fund, composed of senior employee donations and other private benefaction. It has been established to assist deserving students whose families face unemployment and other hardships stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
“I commend Father Jenkins and Notre Dame’s other leaders for making personal sacrifices to address the needs of our students during this crisis,” said John J. Brennan, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. “They epitomize those dedicated individuals who’ve contributed to the greater good throughout the history of Our Lady’s University.”
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