The University of Notre Dame has appointed Joel Curran vice president for public affairs and communications. He most recently served as vice chancellor for communications at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

“I am honored by the opportunity to join the University of Notre Dame leadership team under Father Jenkins,” Curran said. “With its Catholic mission, elite academics, rapidly growing research enterprise and highly ranked athletics program, Notre Dame is truly unique among top-tier global research institutions. I am looking forward to meeting our students, faculty and staff and working collaboratively with them to continue burnishing Notre Dame’s amazing story and reputation.”

Curran holds a degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


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