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NDNU Board of Trustees Appoints Judith Maxwell Greig as President

Belmont, CA, February 24, 2009 — The Notre Dame de Namur University Board of Trustees has selected Acting President Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D. as the new permanent president of NDNU, Board Chairman Marc Desautels announced today.

The appointment of Dr. Greig, who has been acting president since January 2008, culminates a year-long search for a permanent president for the University. In the course of the search, the committee and outside consultants reviewed the resumes of more than 50 potential candidates from all over the country, and ultimately invited four finalists to campus for meetings with faculty, staff and students.

“We went through an exhaustive search process only to learn that we had the best candidate at hand all along,” said Mr. Desautels. “In Dr. Greig we found a person who has proven herself as an accomplished leader. She has guided this university through an extraordinarily difficult period of transition, put into place a new governance system that has won the support of the faculty, students, staff and the Board of Trustees, and provided the university with a framework for solid future growth. Dr. Greig has the complete confidence of the Board of Trustees. We know that she will be an outstanding president for NDNU.”

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the trust placed in me by the Board,” said Dr. Greig. “This university has been part of my life for more than 20 years and I look forward to helping it meet the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for many years to come.”

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, Interim Vice President of Development, and Provost as well as Acting President. 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, a second MA and a 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.