Administrative Staff


  • 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.

    Senior Advisor to the Provost

  • Director of Academic Affairs

    Demetra Schoenig

    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.

    Director of Academic Affairs

  • Executive Director of Academic Communications

    Cidni Sanders

    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.

    Executive Director of Academic Communications

  • Interim Senior Director for Budget and Administration

    Brian Flaherty

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

    Interim Senior Director for Budget and Administration

  • Academic Initiatives Program Director

    Joe Lyphout

    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.

    Academic Initiatives Program Director