Summit 2016

Townsend Bailey Townsend Bailey '01, Director of Supply Chain Sustainability at McDonald's

Our first Sustainability & Stewardship Summit brought together 20 alumni and 20 current students for a weekend of building connections and creating a vision for the future of our Network. 

The Summit formally launched the Notre Dame Stewardship & Sustainability Network. Participants discussed ways to deepen connectivity and collaboration among faculty, students, alumni and friends with a passion for stewardship and sustainability, and to strengthen Notre Dame’s impact as a global platform for these values. The Summit also provided an opportunity for leaders and students re-engage with their shared commitment to stewardship, cultivate mentoring relationships to foster future leaders, and chart a bold vision for Notre Dame leadership in stewardship and sustainability.

The Summit Agenda is outlined below. If you would like to join the Network, please email us and we will gladly send you detailed notes on the Summit proceedings. Be sure to let us know if you would like to be on the planning committee for the next Summit!

Kim Frankovich At Alumni Summit Kim Frankovich LAW '97, Global Sustainability Director at Wrigley


Saturday April 2nd
Carole Sandner Hall

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Welcome and Registration

12:00 - 1:15 PM: Lunch with Keynote Address by Rev. Edward "Monk" Malloy, C.S.C., President Emeritus of Notre Dame

1:15 - 2:35 PM: Discovering our Strengths through Appreciative Inquiry

2:35 - 2:50 PM: Coffee Break

2:50 - 3:20 PM Strengths of the Room, facilitated by Mary Gentile, Ph.D., Creater and Director of Giving Voice to Values

Erin Fitzgerald Erin Fitzgerald Sexson '99, Sr VP of Global Sustainability at Innovation Center for US Dairy

3:20 - 3:50 PM: Giving Voice to Values, facilitated by Mary Gentile, Ph.D., Creater and Director of Giving Voice to Values

3:50 - 4:20 PM: Setting a Vision for the Network, facilitated by John Whalen ‘77

4:20 - 5:20 PM: Breakout sessions to design Network focus areas

5:20 - 5:30 PM: Closing comments by Bill Jordan '85

5:30 - 6:00 Paired walks with current students and alumni

6:00 - 7:30 PM: Dinner with Keynote Address by Professor Leo Burke, Professor at Mendoza College of Business & Founder of the Global Commons Initiative

Sunday April 3rd

Monk Malloy And Bill Jordan '85 At Alumni Summit Emeritus President Monk Malloy And Bill Jordan '85, Founder & CEO of Jordan Energy

Carole Sandner Hall

8:30 - 9:30: Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30: Reflection

10:30 - 11:20: Next steps for collaboration

11:20 - 11:25: Closing Remarks

11:45 - 12:45: Folk Choir Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart