NDNU Board of Trustees Appoints Judith Maxwell Greig as Acting President; Elects Marc Desautels as Chairman
Belmont, CA, January 22, 2008 — The Notre Dame de Namur University Board of Trustees has appointed Executive Vice President and Provost Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D. as Interim President replacing Dr. John Oblak who resigned in December.
The Board also announced the election of Marc Desautels as Chairman of the Board replacing Cressey Nakagawa who resigned earlier this month.
In a statement issued to the campus community, the Board said: “It is the judgment of the Board that Dr. Greig is both eminently well-qualified for this position and deserving of the full support of the University community. This February the Board will meet with Acting President Greig regarding important initiatives for the interim administration. Further announcements to the University community will be made at that time.”
The Board added that “preparations for the search of a permanent president will commence in the near future.”
Mr. Desautels has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the past 20 years. Largely retired for the past 15 years, Mr. Desautels is still a principal of Desautels Company. During his active career, he focused on international and domestic finance, including aviation finance and aircraft leasing.
Dr. Greig has served NDNU as an Assistant Professor, Professor, and Dean of the School of Education and Leadership, Interim Vice President of Finance and
Administration and Interim Vice President of Development. As a faculty member she served on numerous governance committees and was President of the Faculty Senate for three years from 1996-1999. She holds a BA from Wheaton College, an MA from Santa Clara University, and an MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Before coming to NDNU in 1988, Dr. Greig was a lecturer at San Jose State University and elementary and middle school teacher.
Her chief academic and research interests are in understanding and facilitating how teaching and learning occur and in early literacy.
She is married and has two teenage sons.