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Bill Kirk to leave post in Student Affairs

Observer Staff Report | Monday, June 21, 2010

Incoming Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Thomas Doyle confirmed today that Bill Kirk will not continue as associate vice president for Residence Life when the fall semester starts in August.

Doyle, along with University spokesman Dennis Brown, declined to comment on the circumstances surrounding Kirk leaving the post. Doyle said the University considers personnel matters private and as a policy, does not offer comments on staff changes.

Doyle also said he cannot say whether Kirk will remain an employee at the University or if his former position will be filled.

No press release on the staff change has been issued at this time.

Kirk was appointed associate vice president for Residence Life in 2003, under Fr. Mark Poorman’s tenure as vice president for Student Affairs. Poorman announced he was stepping down from the post last fall, and his term officially ends June 30.

Kirk has both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Notre Dame. Before serving as associate vice president, he was an assistant rector of Sorin Hall, rector of Holy Cross Hall and rector of Stanford Hall. He also teaches an undergraduate level business course.

In his position at Student Affairs, he oversaw the Notre Dame Security Police and the Office of Residence Life and Housing.