Provost Office | January 30, 2019
As the next step in the University of Notre Dame’s plan to enhance its four-year academic advising model, Elly Brenner has been appointed assistant provost for academic advising.
In this newly created role, Brenner, who currently serves as assistant dean for records and registration in the University’s First Year of Studies, will provide centralized leadership for the University’s various academic advising services, including programs to assist first-year students entering Notre Dame.
“We conducted a national search to identify the best possible candidate to lead Notre Dame’s work in the area of undergraduate academic advising,” said Tom Burish, Charles and Jill Fischer Provost. “In Elly, we have found that person, someone who has distinguished herself both as a practitioner and administrator while displaying an abiding commitment to the success and well-being of our students. I am pleased she has accepted our offer to take on this exciting new role.”
Brenner brings more than 15 years of academic advising experience at Notre Dame to the assistant provost position. As assistant dean in the First Year of Studies, her duties include overseeing the annual registration of the entire 2,000-plus member first-year class.
Brenner was previously director of the Peer Advising Program and director of special projects and first-year intellectual initiatives within the First Year of Studies. With partners in the Division of Student Affairs, she has also helped plan and implement the programming for Notre Dame’s Welcome Weekend, and her work with students has been recognized with a Dockweiler Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising.
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