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Notre Dame de Namur University Chooses New Chair of Board of Trustees

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Stanford News Service

Belmont, CA, June 22, 2010 — Notre Dame De Namur University today announced that Anne Hannigan of Cupertino has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees, effective July 1. She replaces Marc Desautels, who is retiring from the board.

Hannigan, associate vice president for research administration at Stanford University, has been involved with NDNU long before she was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2004. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1970, as well as a Master of Arts in Education in 1972. She worked as an assistant to the president and a lecturer from 1980 to 1982. She also holds Master of Business Administration from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. Her daughter Lauren is currently working toward her Master of Arts in English.

“Since joining the Board in 2004, Anne has won the respect and trust of every board member as well as the faculty and staff,” said NDNU President Judith Maxwell Greig. “Her ties to the university and dedication to the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame run deep, and I look forward to the leadership and direction she can provide to NDNU in this new position.”

Hannigan won the 2010 Partner in Mission award from the North American Conference of Associates and Religious (NACAR) last month. She was a teacher and principal for the Archdiocese of San Francisco from 1970 to 1979, and was on the school board for St. Pius School, as well as the Board of Trustees for Woodside Priory School. She has also been on the Board for the National Council of University Research Administrators and the Council on Governmental Relations.