Advisory Committee Bios

Rob Kelly

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Rob Kelly joined the Notre Dame athletics staff in June 2013 as Assistant Athletics Director of Ticketing & Technology. In this role, Kelly serves as the primary contact for all athletic ticket-related issues, policies, and requests with campus administrators and manages the ticket office staff. He also is responsible for oversight of all ticketing systems, ticket pricing policies, allocations, and strategies as well as administering the "Drive with the Irish" courtesy car program.

In addition, Kelly manages the athletics department's information technology (IT) function, serving as the liaison with three Office of Information Technologies (OIT) employees working within the athletic department towards achieving athletics' IT goals and strategies. He also acts as the athletics liaison of the Office of Continuous Improvement, leading and coordinating continuous process improvement efforts within the department.

Kelly came to the Notre Dame athletics department from the University's Human Resources division, having served there since September 2012, when he started his third and final assignment in the relatively new Notre Dame Rotation Program. His focus in this rotation involved preparing the University for certain provisions of health care reform as well as developing a contingent workforce strategy. He began his time in the Rotation Program in July 2011, serving his first rotation in Notre Dame's Law School and his second rotation in the Auxiliary Operations division. While with the Law School, Kelly led School-wide efforts on behalf of the Dean, including creating a strategic plan and initiating a website redesign project. In Auxiliary Operations, he led division-wide initiatives including analyzing food cost at the dining halls and coordinating negotiation of the third-party athletic concessions agreement.

Kelly began his tenure at Notre Dame in July 2006, when he came aboard as business manager for Procurement Services. A year later, he was promoted to Director of Procurement Services, serving in that capacity for four years. His responsibilities included leading a team of 15 professionals with responsibility for the institutional purchasing and supply management functions.

Prior to Notre Dame, Kelly worked for three years at Honeywell in various supply chain, operations and planning roles within the Consumer Products Group division, then home of the FRAM, Autolite, and Prestone automotive brands.

Kelly earned both a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 2003 through a five-year joint engineering/MBA curriculum. Kelly and his wife, Starr, reside in Mishawaka with their children.

Lori Bush

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Lori Bush was promoted to the newly created position of Director of Finance and Administration, Effective January 1, 2016.  In this role, Lori is responsible for the oversight of all financial and administrative functions of the division, including accounting; human resources; and physical infrastructure, and is involved in strategic planning and internal initiatives.  She also manages the Segura Arts Studio; Cedar Grove Cemetery; Campus Card Office and the newly created position of Auxiliary Operations Business Managers and Safety Committees; represents the division on Team APEX; and serves as a liaison with Audit and Advisory Services and the Office of Budget and Planning.

Prior to joining the University, Lori served as deputy-treasurer for the Penn-Harris-Madison School district.  In this role, she assisted in all facets of the budgeting, accounting and investment activities for the Corporation.  She frequently gave presentations throughout the State of Indiana on preparation of state audits.

Lori is a graduate of Bethel College with both B.S. and M.B.A. degrees.  She majored in organizational management and minored in accounting. She is a board member and treasurer of United Health Services.

Lori and her husband, Steve, reside in Osceola, Indiana. They have two sons and four grandchildren.

Sarah Misener

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In her current position as Associate Vice President, Campus Services, Sarah is responsible for leadership of the following operational and strategic areas of the University:  Office of Continuous Improvement, Office of Sustainability, Building Services, Landscape Services, Warehouse, delivery and Transportation, Management of Land of Lakes, WI University Property, and Aviation.

Prior to Campus Services, which she was appointed to in February, 2012, Sarah served the University in the Office of Human Resources in a variety of increasingly responsible positions over the course of 15 years.  Prior to joining the University of Notre Dame, Sarah held positions in the human resources function of the US segment of the Bayer Corporation for 24 years.  She holds a Bachelor's degree from Indiana University.

Linda Kroll

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Linda joined the Office of Budget & Planning in 1998. In her current role, she leads the OB&P team and works directly with Officers and Trustees to assist in setting the financial management strategy for the University. This includes managing the preparation, implementation and oversight of the University’s $1.4 billion operating budget and overseeing complex financial analysis and planning in support of major University financial decisions.

Linda is also active with the National Association of College and University Business Officers. She serves on the Planning and Budgeting Forum Program Committee and the Budgeting Publication Advisory Committee, speaking at various programs and contributing to publications.

Prior to joining the OB&P, Linda served in professional practice at Crowe, Chizek and Company from 1994-1998. In this capacity, Linda was solely responsible for the audit, tax and consulting work for approximately 45 clients. These clients included large for-profit corporations and partnerships, as well as colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations.

Linda is a graduate of Manchester College with Bachelor of Science and Master of Accountancy degrees and is a certified public accountant.  She is active in St. Michael and All Angels Parish in South Bend, Early Childhood Development Center and Logan Center.  She and her husband Doug are the proud parents of two children.

Mike Chapple

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Mike Chapple is Senior Director for IT Service Delivery. In this role, he oversees information security and compliance, IT architecture, project management, product management, metrics and data stewardship. Mike also serves as a concurrent assistant professor in the Computing & Digital Technology program.

Mike previously served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice President. Prior to that, he led the University’s Information Security Program and held a variety of roles in the private sector and military. He is the author of several technical books.

Mike earned both his BS and Ph.D. from Notre Dame in computer science. He also holds an MS from the University of Idaho and an MBA from Auburn.

Todd Hill

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Todd Hill is Senior Director of Customer IT Solutions.  He is responsible for overseeing the majority of external customer-facing IT solutions that the OIT provides to campus.  His team provides consulting, project management, business analysis, application development, systems implementation, and systems integration services.  Todd also serves as a concurrent instructor for the Mendoza College of Business and currently teaches Project Management.

He has held several positions with Notre Dame dating back to 2004, including HR/Payroll Project Services Lead, HR Tech and Business Process Manager, and Director, HRIS and HR Strategy.  He currently serves as a committee member for Team APEX and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Todd worked over 13 years at Accenture in a variety of different industries including Food Products, Pharmaceuticals, State and Local Government, Federal Government, Department of Defense, and Student Lending.

Todd earned both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Notre Dame, graduating cum laude and magna cum laude respectively.

Tracy Biggs

Appointed Senior Director for Budget and Administration in 2011, Tracy Biggs joined the Office of the Provost from Notre Dame’s Office of Budget and Planning, where she served as assistant director. Her responsibilities in the Provost’s Office include coordinating faculty appointments, academic budgets, and data stewardship as well as acting as the office’s liaison to the collegiate business managers.  

Biggs’ tenure in the budget office spanned five years, the first four of which she spent as a senior financial analyst. While there, she helped enhance reporting, improved systems and information management, and was a major resource in support of the development of budgets within the academy.

Since joining Notre Dame’s staff in 1993, Biggs has also worked in Business Process Advisory Services and Accounting and Financial Services, both within the Office of the Controller. She was a senior accountant at Coopers & Lybrand prior to coming to the University.

Biggs graduated from Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in accounting in 1990. She is a member of the Indiana CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

A native of South Bend, she is involved with several organizations in the community, including the Penn High School orchestra and Ronald McDonald House. Biggs has two sons, Austin and Zachary.

Matthew Anderson 

Matthew S. Anderson joined the University of Notre Dame as Director of Finance and Operations for Student Affairs in March, 2011. As Director of Finance and Operations for Student Affairs, Matt oversees the integration of strategy and resources for the Division of Student Affairs. He also coordinates technology within the Division and serves as the primary liaison with Human Resources for the Division.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Since 2003, he served as Vice President of Finance and Operations at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida. In this role, he was responsible for all business aspects of the University, including budgeting, human resources, marketing, physical plant, construction, and supervision of staff. Prior to his tenure at St. Augustine, Matt spent three years at Merrill Lynch, where he served as Supervisor for 401(k) Service and Administration.

Micki Kidder

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As a member of the University Relations Senior Management team, Micki Kidder oversees all individual leadership fundraising efforts for the University, including regional fundraising, athletics advancement, international advancement, and annual giving.  Moreover, Micki leads the operating and administrative functions of the University Relations division, including Special Events, Development Information Services, Donor Services, Finance, Human Resource, Stewardship, Prospect Management, and Development Research.

In her previous roles in the Offices of the President and Executive Vice President, Micki managed important campus-wide initiatives such as the University's Strategic Emergency Preparedness and Response Protocol and Office of the Board Secretariat.

Micki is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a certified public accountant.  She holds a certificate of education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she led cross-functional teams in Assurance & Business Advisory Services for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.  

Micki is active in St. Joseph Parish-South Bend, the Junior League of South Bend, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County. She and her husband Scott are the proud parents of 3 children.