Senior Advisor to the Provost
Maria Di Pasquale
Maria Di Pasquale is the senior advisor to the provost. Her responsibilities range from coordinating the efforts of the academic leadership groups (e.g., Deans Council and Provost's Cabinet) and the operations of the Office of the Provost to implementing strategic projects on behalf of the provost.
Director of Academic Affairs
Demetra Schoenig serves as director of academic affairs in the Office of the Provost. Among other responsibilities, she facilitates the efforts of the Academic Council, creates new opportunities for engagement between the Provost’s Office and the Provost’s Advisory Committee, and handles the University's accreditation-related initiatives.
Executive Director of Academic Communications
Cidni Sanders is the executive director of academic communications. Working with the provost, associate provosts, and other academic leaders, she leads strategic communications and marketing efforts for the academy, with special emphasis on promoting Notre Dame’s academic and research strengths, global reach, and new initiatives.
Academic Initiatives Program Director
Joe Lyphout is academic initiatives program director. In this capacity, he provides planning and execution for cross-functional projects on behalf of the Office of the Provost. He serves as the faculty-related data expert and enhances academy data systems and reporting tools.