Office of the President Staff

Ann Firth

Ann Firth

Chief of Staff

Ann M. Firth serves as vice president and chief of staff to Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Ms. Firth’s responsibilities include: advising the President; managing the staff and operations of the office; serving as a liaison with the Board of Trustees; working with the Budget Working Group, the Faculty Board on Athletics and the President’s Leadership Council; and planning for the University Commencement Ceremony. Full bio

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Patrick Borders

Patrick Borders

Assistant Director

Patrick Borders serves as assistant director in the Office of the President. In this role, Mr. Borders focuses on strategic communications; event design and management for a wide range of events attended by Fr. Jenkins and hosted by the Office of the President; and coordinates a variety of strategic projects and initiatives. Full bio

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Nancy Cole

Nancy Cole

Operations Advisor

Nancy Cole serves as operations advisor in the Office of the President. In this role, Ms. Cole serves as point person for operations and administrative functions for the President’s Office team and provides administrative support to the Chief of Staff. Full bio

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Sarah Gotsch

Sarah Gotsch

Special Assistant to the President

Sarah Gotsch serves as special assistant to the president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. In this role, she is responsible for providing executive administrative and operational services in support of the President and President’s Office. Full bio

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clare mundy

Clare Mundy

Associate Director

Clare Mundy serves as Associate Director in the Office of the President. In this role, Ms. Mundy leads the planning, coordination, and execution of University-wide events hosted by the Office of the President, including the Notre Dame Forum and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Full bio

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Carol Osmer

Carol Osmer

Senior Administrative Assistant

Carol Osmer serves as Sr. administrative assistant in the Office of the President. Prior to joining this office in 2006, Ms. Osmer spent 3 ½ years working for the Center for Nano Science and Technology. Full bio

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Denise Sullivan

Denise Sullivan

Project Specialist

Denise Sullivan serves as the project specialist of the Office of the President. In this role Ms. Sullivan manages the operational elements related to the Board of Trustees which includes board meeting planning and execution, and data and record management; assists with correspondence workflow for the Office of the President and Board of Trustees; and special projects as assigned by the Chief of Staff. Full bio

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Beth Swift

Beth Swift

Director

Beth Swift serves as director in the office of the President. In this role, Ms. Swift serves as principal advisor to the Chief of Staff in developing and implementing a wide variety of strategic projects for the President’s Office. Full bio

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