Leadership changes announced at Notre Dame International

Author: Joya Helmuth

Michael E. Pippenger, vice president and associate provost for internationalization, recently announced a number of personnel changes at Notre Dame International, beginning with a new executive team:


Angie Appleby Purcell, associate director for strategic initiatives and special projects, will focus on designing new policies and assessment tools to strengthen the Global Gateways and Centers, as well as process design for the Global Gateways and Centers. Angie serves as liaison to the following offices: Mission Engagement & Church Affairs, Congregation of Holy Cross, First Year of Studies, and Alumni & Friends.


Joya Helmuth is now director of operations and communication for NDI. Joya and her team oversee health and safety, facilities management and operations, communication, and information technology for NDI on campus as well as at the Global Gateways and Centers. Joya serves as liaison to the following offices: Public Affairs & Communication, Facilities Design & Operations, Campus Safety, Information Technology, and Strategic Planning & Institutional Research.


Nancy Horvath, as senior director of finance and administration, leads the financial management of NDI both on campus and at the Gateways and Centers. She will continue to work with her colleagues in the offices of the provost, finance, and human resources on matters of banking, budget and planning, faculty and staff appointments, compliance, and contractual agreements. Nancy serves as liaison to the following offices: Finance, General Counsel, Investment, and Human Resources.


Jonathan Noble continues in his role as assistant provost for Asia. In addition to his leadership on Asian initiatives, Jonathan and his team will support faculty in global research through grant programs and international partnerships. Jonathan will also report to University Relations and the Keough School, in order to cultivate additional benefaction and faculty engagement. Jonathan serves as liaison to the following offices: University Relations, IDEA Center, Notre Dame Research, and Athletics.

Ann Tenbrunsel remains with NDI as a senior assistant provost for internationalization. She advises the vice president and associate provost on matters of international academic research and the promotion of international efforts to grow both undergraduate and graduate programs. She also advises on matters of academic governance, including engagement with the Academic Council and faculty committees. Ann serves as liaison to the Mendoza College of Business.


Warren von Eschenbach, associate vice president and assistant provost for internationalization, supports the vice president and associate provost in developing and implementing an academic strategic plan and vision for internationalizing the University and promoting global education. In addition to overseeing Study Abroad and International Student and Scholar Affairs, he is directly responsible for the Global Gateways and Centers, leading the academic and curricular programming at these sites and coordinating the efforts of the academic directors. Warren serves as liaison to the following offices: Mission Engagement & Church Affairs (Gateways/Centers), Student Affairs, and the Colleges & Schools.


Catherine Wilson, as advisor to the vice president and NDI protocol officer, serves as the vice president and associate provost’s chief of staff. She is responsible for implementing strategic planning, organizing and executing all NDI-sponsored international events and strategically designated international delegation visits, as well as process mapping and design. Catherine serves as liaison to the following offices: Office of the President, Special Events, and the Latin American & Caribbean Advisory Council.


Said Pippenger, “This reorganization will allow NDI to be more responsive to faculty, administrators, and students in their pursuit of international research and scholarship. It will also enable us to meet the University’s broader strategic goals of greater global engagement by having clearly defined teams both within and across NDI.”


The changes were effective September 8, 2017.


Contact: Joya Helmuth, jhelmuth@nd.edu

Originally published by Joya Helmuth at international.nd.edu on October 20, 2017.