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Board of Trustees re-elects chair

Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Board of Trustees re-elected its chair, Richard C. Notebaert, to a new three-year term at the group’s Friday meeting, according to a University statement released Monday.

An alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, Notebaert has been a member of the board since 1997, and has led it since 2007. He is a University Fellow and former chairman of the University Relations Committee.

Prior to attaining his position at Notre Dame, Notebaert was chairman and CEO of Qwest Communications International Inc., and had previously served as CEO of Tellabs Inc. and Ameritech Corp.

In the release, University President Fr. John Jenkins praised Notebaert’s commitment to Notre Dame’s mission.

“We are blessed with trustees of great talent and accomplishment who are deeply dedicated to Notre Dame,” Jenkins stated in the release. “For six years, Dick Notebaert has been a tremendous chair of the board who had shown unqualified dedication to serving Notre Dame. I look forward to continuing to work with him and benefit from his wise counsel.”

The Board of Trustees has been a governing body of the University since the Congregation of Holy Cross transferred governance in 1967. It currently has 47 active members and 47 emeritus trustees.