Mendoza School of Business

Notre Dame names new academic advancement director for Mendoza College of Business

Published: July 10, 2019 / Author: Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame’s Division of University Relations has announced Natalie Sargent as the new academic advancement director for the Mendoza College of Business, effective Aug. 5. In this position, Sargent will be responsible for managing philanthropic efforts on Mendoza’s behalf.

headshot of Natalie Sargent“We are excited to welcome Natalie to the development team as academic advancement director for the Mendoza College of Business,” said Lou Nanni, vice president for University Relations. “Natalie has built meaningful relationships and gained important experience in her various roles at Notre Dame, all while pursuing her Ph.D. with energy and rigor. She now brings this background to bear in the important role of driving philanthropy to Mendoza by connecting donors and fundraisers to the College’s ambitions.”

“I look forward to working closely with Natalie to communicate our mission to educate business leaders who seek to contribute to human flourishing, cooperate with solidarity and compete with excellence, and connect us to those who are interested in supporting our mission,” said Martijn Cremers, Martin J. Gillen Dean of Mendoza College of Business. “I am most impressed by Natalie’s understanding of our vision of business education and by her academic and professional experience, and I’m grateful that she is joining our team.”

Sargent earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College and will soon complete her Ph.D. in history at Notre Dame. Concurrent with the pursuit of her doctoral degree, she has served in several professional roles at the University since 2015, including an academic advancement internship and serving as a fellowship consultant and interim assistant program director with the Notre Dame Graduate School’s Office of Grants and Fellowships.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to serve Mendoza College of Business and its community as academic advancement director at this exciting time,” said Sargent. “Under Dean Cremers’ leadership, I know that we will meet with great success and continue fulfilling Mendoza’s founding mission of bringing business and ethics together to move the world forward. I look forward to working with the College’s excellent faculty, staff, students and alumni in the service of Our Lady’s University.”

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence while promoting business as a force for good in society. A leader in values-based education with the message of Ask More of Business™, the College offers innovative coursework that integrates experiential learning, a faculty renowned for teaching and research, international study opportunities, and interactions with some of the foremost business thought leaders.

Mendoza degree programs include top-ranked Undergraduate Studies, which offers six majors – accountancy, finance, business technology, business analytics, management consulting and marketing – as well as 11 graduate business degrees: Notre Dame MBA, Executive MBA, Executive MBA-Chicago, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Business Analytics, Master of Science in Business Analytics-Chicago, Master of Science in Finance-Chicago, Master of Science in Management, Master of Nonprofit Administration, Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration and the dual-degree Notre Dame MBA/Master of Science in Business Analytics. Mendoza also offers custom and open enrollment programs in executive education and nonprofit administration.