University of Notre Dame Vice President and Athletics Director Jack Swarbrick will be the featured guest for the next edition of Mendoza Dialogues, the interactive webcast that features the thought leadership of Mendoza’s faculty, alumni and professors.
Swarbrick, who teaches Sports Media & Management in the MBA program at Mendoza, graduated magna cum laude graduate from Notre Dame in 1976 with a degree in economics, went on to earn his law degree from Stanford University Law School in 1980. He returned to Indiana to accept a position as an associate in the Indianapolis law firm Baker&Daniels, one of the largest in the state. He was made partner in 1987 and spent 28 years with the firm.
Since taking the helm of the University’s Athletics programs in 2008, Swarbrick has led a number of new initiatives including:
• Launching of Fighting Irish Digital Media -- a major enterprise that delivers better information about and access to Notre Dame and its athletic programs via expanded production and distribution of programming.
• An extension of the University's relationship with NBC Sports through the 2025 football season.
• The 2014 announcement of an unmatched 10-year relationship with Under Armour to provide performance footwear, apparel and equipment for Irish athletic programs. In addition to being a shareholder in Under Armour, Notre Dame will collaborate with Under Armour in the areas of sport technology, product development, and athlete performance.
• Membership for Notre Dame's athletic teams (other than football and hockey) in the Atlantic Coast Conference beginning with the 2013-14 athletic seasons.
Additionally, Swarbrick’s time as Athletic Director has featured a variety of on and off the field successes:
• The construction of the 5,022-seat Compton Family Ice Arena that opened for the 2011-12 season and features two sheets of ice (one Olympic sized).
• Record involvement in community service hours by Irish student-athletes.
• NCAA championships in 2013 in men's soccer, 2011 in fencing (a men's and women's combined championship) and 2010 in women's soccer.
Have a question for Jack Swarbrick? Feel free to submit it via Twitter to #MendozaDialogues or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31. The webcast will be filmed on April 1 and broadcast in mid-April on the Graduate Alumni Relations Facebook page.
Meantime, check out the Mendoza Dialogues episode featuring Scott Malpass, the vice president and chief investment officer for Notre Dame.