Shannon Cullinan has been promoted to vice president for finance at the University of Notre Dame. He currently serves as associate vice president for university relations and executive director for campaign administration. He will assume his new role on January 1. Cullinan will direct the offices of Treasury Services, Budget and Financial Planning, Procurement Services, Northeast Neighborhood Redevelopment and the Controller’s Group. His responsibilities will cover university budgets, capital planning, treasury management, procurement, real estate acquisitions and development, financial reporting and analysis, accounting and financial services, tax department, research and sponsored programs accounting, payroll and accounts payable. Cullinan returned to his alma mater in 2000, serving first as assistant vice president for public affairs and communications. He went on to serve as assistant vice president for development, and associate vice president for continuous improvement and campus services, with oversight for more than a dozen departments and 400 employees. Cullinan assumed his current position in 2011 where he works closely with Trustee leadership, executive leadership, deans and the University Relations team to oversee Notre Dame’s advancement and campaign efforts. He worked for four years as the associate executive director of the Center for the Homeless in South Bend, establishing it as a national model. During his tenure at the center, he served as the controller and created a commercial landscape business employing homeless men and women. He also owned and ran an advertising company before working at the center. Cullinan received a Notre Dame Presidential Leadership Award in 2012 and serves on the Beacon Health System Foundation Board. He graduated with honors from Notre Dame in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. He earned his master of business administration degree with highest honors from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

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