April 29, 2016
Mike Seamon, associate vice president for campus safety at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed the University’s first vice president for campus safety and event management, Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves announced Friday (April 29).
In the newly created position, Seamon will continue to lead Notre Dame Security Police, the Notre Dame Fire Department, the Risk Management and Safety Department and football Game Day Operations and emergency management, and he will take on oversight of the multiple components associated with event space on campus.
“From his days as a student at Notre Dame to roles with ever-increasing responsibility over the past 19 years, Mike has demonstrated superb organizational skills, an aptitude for anticipating challenges and the ability to work effectively with all members of the campus community,” Affleck-Graves said. “He is ideally suited to address what is a growing and critical need on campus, and I am pleased that he has accepted this new assignment.”
Said Seamon: “I am extremely grateful to Father John (Jenkins) and John Affleck-Graves for this opportunity to continue to serve the University in this new capacity. I’m excited and look forward to collaborating with the campus community, our alumni, guests and the broader region, particularly as the Campus Crossroads Project comes to life in 2017.”
Approximately 75 venues in 30 buildings are currently used for various events on campus, yet there is no centralized mechanism for booking, assigning space, coordinating setup, providing technology or other resources. The opening next year of several more such facilities in the Campus Crossroad Project surrounding Notre Dame Stadium will compound the problem.
Seamon has been charged with unifying the process associated with management of major events for all faculty, staff, students and outside groups that are planning and hosting conferences and other gatherings on campus. In addition, he will play an active role in the coordination of major institutional events, such as commencement, alumni reunion weekend, football game day operations, Junior Parents Weekend and University milestone celebrations.
A graduate of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in management and a master of business administration degree, Seamon has served at his alma mater since 1997 after previously working as director of sales and marketing for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.
Prior to his current position, Seamon was assistant vice president for university events, executive assistant to the executive vice president — for both Affleck-Graves and Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C. — and executive assistant to the vice president of finance and the vice president of business operations.
Seamon is a graduate of the South Bend/Mishawaka Leadership Program and has served as chair of the Logan Center’s Foundation Board of Trustees and on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County.
Courtesy of University of Notre Dame
By Dennis Brown
April 29, 2016
Irish selected in the first round
Two Fighting Irish football players were seleceted in the first rounds of the he 2016 NFL Draft held Thursday evening in Chicago, IL at the Auditorium Theater.
Photo Courtesy of Matt Cahsore
Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the sixth overall pick in the first round. Ronnie is the 64th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Stanley becomes the sixth Notre Dame player ever drafted by the Baltimore Ravens and first since Kapron Lewis-Moore in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. Starting in all 39 games over the last three seasons, he was named a consensus All-American in 2015 by the NCAA. He was a first-team pick by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and The Sporting News. He also was a first-team selection by ESPN, USA Today and CBS Sports, and a second-team choice by the Associated Press and Athlon Sports and a semifinalist for the 2015 Lombardi and Outland Trophies.
Photo Courtesy of Matt Cahsore
Wide Receiver Will Fuller was selected by the Houston Texans with the 21st overall pick in the first round. He is the 65th former Irish player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Fuller becomes the fourth Notre Dame player ever drafted by the Houston Texans and first since Louis Nix III in the third round of the 2014 draft. Fuller ranks in the top 10 in five career receiving school records and ranks in the top 10 in eight single-season receiving school lists. He finished his career with 144 receptions for 2,512 yards and 30 touchdowns. In 2015, Fuller led Notre Dame in receptions, receiving yards, receiving yards per game and receiving TDs. He ranked fifth in the Football Bowl Subdivision in TD catches, 11th in yards per reception, 16th in receiving yards, 16th in receiving yards per game, tied for 34th in total TDs and 73rd in receptions per game. Fuller registered 15 receptions of at least 30 yards, 10 TD receptions of at least 30 yards and eight TD catches of 45 yards or longer. He eclipsed 100 yards receiving in seven games.
Stanley is the highest-drafted Notre Dame player since Seattle Seahawks quarterback Rick Mirer in the 1993 draft, while Fuller is the highest-drafted Irish wideout since Arizona Cardinals Michael Floyd in the 2012 draft. Since the National Football League began drafting players in 1936, Notre Dame football players have been selected by NFL teams on 485 occasions.