Board of Trustees re-elects top leaders
Observer Staff Report | Monday, February 2, 2015
University President Fr. John Jenkins was re-elected to his third five-year term Friday at the Board of Trustees winter meeting in Naples, Florida, chairman Richard C. Notebaert announced in a University press release.
Jenkins, the University’s 17th president, was first elected in 2004 after serving as a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990. According to the press release, he previously served as vice president and associate provost at the University as well as a professor in the philosophy department, earning a Lilly Teaching Fellowship in 1991-1992.
The board also re-elected University provost Thomas G. Burish and Executive Vice President John Affleck Graves to new five-year terms Friday, according to the press release.
The position of provost is the second-ranking official at the University and oversees academic affairs. Provost since 2005, Burish previously served as president of Washington and Lee University as well as the provost at Vanderbilt from 1993-2002.
As the executive vice president, Affleck-Graves oversees the University operating budget and endowment, as well as human resources and University construction, according to the press release. Affleck-Graves joined the University faculty in 1986 and served for three years as the chairman of the department of finance and business economics. He has held the position of executive vice president since 2004.