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Notre Dame’s Mendoza College names new executive education director

Author: Carol Elliott

Paul J. Slaggert has been named the director of the Stayer Center for Executive Education at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.


Slaggert, who previously served as the director of Stayer’s non-degree programs, will be responsible for the leadership and administrative oversight of marketing, recruiting, student services, curriculum and operations for all of the executive education programs. These include the graduate degree programs – the Notre Dame Executive MBA

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New ND MBA test tool helps prospects overcome GMAT anxiety

Author: Michael Hardy

When Kristin McAndrew travels around the country meeting with prospective MBA students, one of the most common concerns she hears is about the GMAT, the standardized test required of all business school applicants.

“If you ask people what aspect of the application is the biggest hurdle, the GMAT is it,” said McAndrew, the director of admissions for the University of Notre Dame Graduate Business Programs.…

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Joseph Zahra, head of Vatican financial reform, explains new papal financial structures

Author: Eddie Zamstra

While many are aware of Pope Francis’ devotion to solving global problems, especially in regards to poverty, Joseph Zahra highlighted the pope’s sometimes overlooked commitment to amending the administrative and financial structure of the Vatican.

Zahra, the vice coordinator of the Council for the Economy for the Holy See, gave his lecture, titled “Inside the Financial and Administrative Changes in the Vatican: What Pope Francis is Doing and Why,” at the Eck Visitors Center Auditorium on Wednesday. The talk was sponsored by Mendoza College of Business and was open to the public. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington D.C. and CAPP-USA National Ecclesiastical Counselor, introduced Zahra to kick off the event.…

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Here’s what awesome looks like

Author: Carol Elliott

Here’s Colin Dunn’s story in a nutshell:

Dunn won a car by sinking a hole-in-one during a golf tournament, and he donated the $25,000 cash value back to the charity.

If you think knowing the end of the tale spoils the whole thing, you’re wrong. Dunn’s story is not about golf, or a car, or even the money. It’s about the 10 minutes he held the keys to the shiny black 2015 BMW 428i convertible in his hand and decided what to do.…

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Vatican financial reform leader Zahra to speak at Notre Dame

Author: Carol Elliott

In February, Pope Francis gathered with the College of Cardinals and a group of laypersons inside Vatican City’s Synod Hall for a historic event: to receive an update on the financial health of the Holy See.


Until very recently, only the pope and a small group of his closest aides were privy to the details of the Vatican Bank’s financial status. But Pope Francis has made financial reform a top priority, not only opening the books for scrutiny but convening a panel including six highest-caliber lay Catholics. Joseph Zahra, a former chairman of Malta’s Bank of Valletta and director of the island nation’s central bank was selected to serve as chair.…

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'I raised my hand': Four leaders discuss the lessons they learned along diverse career paths

Author: Carol Elliott

The three panelists settling into their chairs on the Jordan Auditorium stage shared athletics as a common background. But almost as soon as introductions were over, it became clear that it was their leadership experience that would make for a lively evening.

“Lessons in Leadership: From the Locker Room to the Boardroom,” held Oct. 16, featured four participants – three panelists and a moderator – who brought a wealth of frank insights about what it takes to lead a team:…

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