Robert Dowd

President-elect Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C.

Father Dowd has been elected as the University's 18th president, effective July 1, 2024.

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Father Dowd introduced as President-elect

Board Chairman Jack Brennan and University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., introduce Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., as the next president of the University of Notre Dame.

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Chairman Brennan’s letter to the campus community

In an email to the Notre Dame campus community, Board Chairman Jack Brennan announced Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., as President-elect.

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