Christopher Simms '88 Chosen as President-Elect of Alumni Association Board

Author: Notre Dame Alumni Association

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The Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Board of Directors has chosen Christopher (Chris) Simms ’88 as its new president-elect. 

Simms, who also serves as the chair of the Black Alumni of Notre Dame, works as practice manager for OrthoCarolina, a multi-location medical practice in the greater Charlotte, NC area that specializes in comprehensive orthopedic care.

“I am extremely humbled, blessed, and honored to have been chosen the president-elect of the Notre Dame Alumni Association,” Simms said. “I want to offer my most sincere thanks to everyone in the Association and all of my fellow board members. I am looking forward to serving the Notre Dame family and community to the best of my abilities.”

Simms lives in Concord, N.C. with his wife, Yolanda, a fellow 1988 graduate. The couple has two sons, Sean and David. 

Simms will begin a year-long term as president-elect starting on July 1. He will serve with Monique MacKinnon, the current president-elect of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, before taking over as president in July 2018. 

As a student, Simms lived in Grace Hall and majored in Business Administration.