Dennis Brown | January 08, 2017
David Bailey and Doug Marsh have been promoted to vice president for strategic planning and institutional research and vice president for facilities design and operations, respectively, at the University of Notre Dame, President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced Thursday (Jan. 5).
“A major research university such as Notre Dame faces many new and formidable challenges,” Father Jenkins said. “The complexities associated with the planning of University objectives, as well as those involving sustainability, construction and other infrastructure issues, require the focus of experienced senior administrators at the highest level of the University. We are fortunate to have such people in David and Doug, and I look forward to working even more closely with them in the future.”
Bailey reports to Father Jenkins, while Marsh reports to Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves, who said: “Doug’s stewardship of our campus has been nothing short of superb. He has overseen with consummate professionalism one of the most robust construction programs in higher education, as well as our new sustainability plan and our overall operations.”
As associate vice president for strategic planning, Bailey has served on the President’s Leadership Council. With his promotion, Marsh will be added to the group. Previously called the Officers’ Group, the PLC consists of the leaders of major divisions and representatives of key functions. Convened by the president and meeting regularly during the year and four times annually jointly with the college deans, the group deliberates on matters important to the University as a whole.
“As the University has grown over the past several decades,” Father Jenkins said, “so, too, has the council in its role of ensuring alignment of activities with key goals, cooperation across divisions, healthy information flow and discussion when needed. Continued input from David along with Doug’s additional insight will enhance our collective conversation and, ultimately, make us a stronger institution.”