Provost announces organizational changes in office


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A series of changes in the organizational structure of the Office of the Provost were announced in an email to faculty and academic staff this week. According to Charles and Jill Fischer Provost Marie Lynn Miranda, the new structure will reduce duplication of efforts and improve the office’s ability to manage key academic and University priorities. 

The new organization can be summarized as follows, according to area, key responsibilities and person in the Provost's Office leading the efforts:

Donald Bishop
Don Bishop, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment

Enrollment Services

Leading the University’s enrollment management efforts by overseeing the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Student Financial Services.

Maura Ryan
Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs

Directing new faculty orientation and faculty training, the evaluation of teaching, faculty development, academic leaves and the University’s processes for responding to faculty appeals and grievances and to allegations of faculty misconduct. Reappointment and promotion of TPAC, research and library faculty. Staffing Academic Council.

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Bryan K. Ritchie, Vice President and Associate Provost for Innovation

IDEA Center

Directing the University’s technology transfer enterprise as well as Innovation Park at Notre Dame, and working closely with deans, alumni, faculty and students to promote a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization.

Rev. Hugh Page
Rev. Hugh R. Page Jr., Vice President and Associate Provost for Institutional Transformation and Leadership Development

Institutional Transformation and Leadership Development

Overseeing the Transformational Leaders Program, Center for Social Concerns, Notre Dame Learning, ND Scholars Programs, TriO Programs and domestic gateways, as well as furthering campus conversation on issues related to diversity and leadership development.

Rev. Robert Dowd, C.S.C., Vice President and Associate Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Overseeing the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, ROTC programs, Institute for Educational Initiatives, McGrath Institute for Church Life, ND Technology Ethics Center, Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, iNDustry Labs, Snite Museum of Art and DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Michael Pippenger
Michael Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization


Advising University leadership on global strategies, overseeing Notre Dame International and directing the ongoing academic and operational development of Notre Dame’s Global Gateways.



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Robert J. Bernhard, Vice President for Research


Leading the University’s research infrastructure and support programs for all disciplines of research and scholarship and stewarding the University’s strategic research initiatives.

Rev. Dan Groody, C.S.C., Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Undergraduate Affairs

Expanding opportunities for and participation in undergraduate scholarship and research, and implementing the Undergraduate Academic Code of Honor. Oversight of the core curriculum and Moreau First Year Experience.

Laura Carlson
Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

The Graduate School

Overseeing all aspects of Graduate School administration, as well as the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, and working closely with the associate deans for graduate education from the University’s colleges and schools as well as the vice president for research.

Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison, Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Strategic Initiatives

Overseeing the Moment to See, Courage to Act initiative that will inform the academy’s strategic planning efforts and other initiatives, such as ND Health and LifetimeND, while acting as the liaison between the Development Office and the Office of the Provost.

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Chris Maziar, Vice President and Senior Associate Provost

Administration and Finance

Overseeing academic budgeting, serving as the principal data steward for the academy and providing leadership for academic space management. Initial appointments of all regular faculty and appointments of non-regular (adjuncts, visiting, guests, emeritus) faculty.

“Chris Maziar will continue for the time being in her role overseeing administration and finance, but our plan is to bring additional expertise and leadership to the area. This will free Chris up to spend her time providing me with counsel and guidance on a host of issues across the academy,” Miranda said. “We all know the incredible institutional knowledge and insight that Chris brings, and I look forward to being able to draw more fully upon her many talents.”

Demetra Schoenig

In addition, Demetra Schoenig has joined the Provost’s Office as director of academic affairs, facilitating the efforts of the Academic Council and creating new opportunities for engagement between the Provost’s Office and the Provost’s Advisory Committee. 

Miranda thanked the associate provosts for their input throughout the process and Human Resources for its guidance and support in developing the new structure.

Visit to learn more about the major functional areas of the Office of the Provost and for more information about the associate provosts and vice presidents, assistant provosts and administrative staff.