Board of Trustees

University Boards of Trustees are generally not highly visible, and, unfortunately, the importance of their role often becomes most apparent when some serious problem emerges. It is critical to the success of Notre Dame that we have a strong Board.

We are very fortunate, then, to have Jack Brennan as the newly-elected chairman of Notre Dame’s Board. Jack has had a tremendously successful business career, but even more important, he has won the respect and admiration of his competitors, regulators, the business community generally and particularly of his customers for his personal and corporate integrity. Jack is not a Notre Dame alumnus, but he and his wife Cathy’s three children graduated from Notre Dame. Jack is, as he would say, “all in” for Notre Dame and will challenge us to stay true our principles, to never get too comfortable, and to work hard every day to help Notre Dame fulfill its mission.