Prof. Patricia Bellia appointed chair of Faculty Board on Athletics

Patricia Bellia faculty Patricia Bellia, professor of law and Notre Dame Presidential Fellow in the Notre Dame Law School, has been appointed chair of the University’s Faculty Board on Athletics and its NCAA faculty athletics representative, by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1.

“As a member of the Faculty Board on Athletics since 2005, and as a former student-athlete herself, Tricia knows firsthand the challenges associated with the difficult but achievable goal of maintaining both academic and athletic excellence at Notre Dame,” Father Jenkins said. “I appreciate her willingness to take on this assignment and look forward to working closely with her and the rest of the board.”

Bellia succeeds Don Pope-Davis, vice president and associate provost, who served as chair for the past three years.

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