President – Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., was elected president-elect of the University of Notre Dame by the Board of Trustees on April 30, 2004, and became the University’s 17th president on July 1, 2005. He served the previous four years as vice president and associate provost.
An associate professor of philosophy at the University, Father Jenkins was religious superior of the Holy Cross priests and brothers at Notre Dame from 1997 to 2000. As religious superior, he was a Fellow and Trustee of the University, but he relinquished those posts to assume his new duties in the provost’s office.
A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1990 and the recipient of a Lilly Teaching Fellowship in 1991-92, Father Jenkins teaches in the areas of ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. He is the author of “Knowledge and Faith in Thomas Aquinas,” published by Cambridge University Press in 1997, and has had scholarly articles published in The Journal of Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, and Theology, and The Journal of Religious Ethics. He delivered the annual Aquinas Lecture at the University of Dallas in January 2000.
Father Jenkins holds two degrees in philosophy from Oxford University, where he earned his B.Phil. in 1987 and his D.Phil. in 1989. While at Oxford, he taught as an adjunct professor in Notre Dame’s London program in 1988-89. He earned his master of divinity degree and licentiate in sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in 1988. Prior to joining the Congregation of Holy Cross, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in philosophy from Notre Dame in 1976 and ’78, respectively.
Father Jenkins was ordained a priest in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on campus in 1983. He served as director of the Old College program for Notre Dame undergraduate candidates for the Congregation of Holy Cross from 1991 to 1993.
Executive Vice President – John Affleck-Graves
John Affleck-Graves was elected executive vice president April 30, 2004, by the Board of Trustees. He holds the Notre Dame Chair in Finance and previously served for three years as vice president and associate provost.
Dr. Affleck-Graves’ responsibilities include administration of an annual operating budget of more than $650 million and an endowment of more than $3 billion. He also oversees human resource activities for a work force of more than 4,000 employees – the largest in St. Joseph County – and directs the University’s construction program.
Dr. Affleck-Graves served on the Notre Dame faculty from 1986-2000 – the final three years as chairman of the Department of Finance and Business Economics – and returned in 2001 after a year at Florida State University as the Patty Hill Smith Eminent Scholar in Finance. He previously taught from 1975-86 at his alma mater, the University of Cape Town, where he earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
The author of more than 50 refereed publications, Dr. Affleck-Graves specializes in the study of initial public offerings, valuation and asset pricing models, and shareholder value added methodology. He has served as a consultant for numerous companies, including Allied Signal, Bayer, Merck, Pharmacia & Upjohn, and Donnelly Glass.
Highly regarded in the classroom as well, Dr. Affleck-Graves has received six outstanding teaching awards at Notre Dame – three in the regular MBA Program, two in the Executive MBA Program and one for undergraduate teaching – and two others at Cape Town.
While previously at Notre Dame, he was actively involved in University governance, serving on the Academic Council, the Academic Code of Honor Committee, the Faculty Senate, and as chair of the Provost’s Task Force on Curricular Innovation.
He is a native of South Africa who is now a U.S. citizen.