Administrative Staff

Senior Advisor to the Provost

Jim Frabutt is the senior advisor to the provost. His responsibilities range from coordinating the efforts of the Deans Council and the operations of the Office of the Provost to managing strategic projects on behalf of the provost.

Senior Director for Budget and Administration

Tracy Biggs is the senior director for budget and administration for the Office of the Provost. In this capacity, she assists with academic budgets and data stewardship and helps coordinate the efforts of collegiate business managers.

Director for Academic Diversity and Inclusion

Pamela Nolan Young is the director for academic diversity and inclusion. Her key responsibilities center on coordination, training and development, recruitment, retention, and communications, and she acts as the point person for colleges and departments as they implement the diversity and inclusion plans developed in response to the Faculty Experience Survey and aimed at enhancing Notre Dame’s faculty climate.

Communications Program Director, Research

Joanne Fahey is the communications program director for Notre Dame Research. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing communications strategies that support research initiatives and enhance the University's reputation. She also serves the Office of the Provost on special communications projects.

Assistant Director for Budget and Administration

Joe Lyphout is the assistant director for budget and administration. In this capacity, he assists with IT initiatives, financial budget planning for academic units, and the development and analysis of reports for the senior associate provost for budget and planning.

Executive Administrator

Ted Fox is the office’s executive administrator. He manages the Office of the Provost website while providing a wide range of writing/communications support to the provost and associate provosts.