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Erin Hoffmann Harding

Erin Hoffmann Harding, J.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs


Prior to coming to Notre Dame in 2005, Ms. Hoffmann Harding served as a management consultant in the Chicago and Cleveland offices of the international consulting firm McKinsey and Company Inc. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business and earned her juris doctor degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Ms. Hoffmann Harding taught legal writing to first-year law students, was elected president of Harvard’s Board of Student Advisers, and received a dean’s award for her service to the law school community. She was the recipient of the Rev. Leonard A. Collins, C.S.C., and Alumni Association Distinguished Student awards as a student at Notre Dame and served as the student body treasurer. Her husband Ryan is also a Notre Dame graduate and an attorney, and they are the parents of three young sons. 

Erin Hoffmann Harding began her tenure as Vice President for Student Affairs in August 2012.  She previously served as associate vice president for strategic planning and special projects.  The Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Research was merged under Ms. Hoffmann Harding’s leadership with the University’s institutional research function, which encompasses external reporting to the U.S. Department of Education and rankings agencies, comparative analysis of peer institutions, development and reporting of a variety of internal and national constituent surveys, and the administration of the University’s course instructor feedback system.

M Brian Coughlin

Mr. M. Brian Coughlin, M.A.
Associate Vice President for Student Development


M. Brian Coughlin has served as Associate Vice President since 2010.  As Associate Vice President for Student Development, Mr. Coughlin oversees the Office of Community Standards, the Gender Relations Center, Multicultural Student Programs & Services, the Student Activities Office, Legends of Notre Dame, the Office of Recreational Sports, Student Media and the Notre Dame Band.

Previously, Mr. Coughlin served in the role of Assistant Vice President from 2007 to 2010 and Director of Student Activities from 2001 to 2007, leading the Student Activities Office through a period of substantial growth. Before becoming the Director of Student Activities, Mr. Coughlin served as the rector of Carroll Hall for three years. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Theology from Notre Dame in 1995 and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University in 1997. While pursuing his graduate degree, he held two different graduate assistant positions and worked as the coordinator of residence life and student leadership development at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia. He also spent a year at Boston College, where he served as director for four residential halls and a host of programs and events.

Heather Rakoczy Russell

Ms. Heather Rakoczy Russell, M.Div.
Associate Vice President for Residential Life


Heather Rakoczy Russell began her tenure as Associate Vice President for Residential Life in Student Affairs in April 2011. Ms. Russell’s responsibilities encompass leadership for the 29 undergraduate residence halls and two graduate student communities - including supervision of 31 Rectors and the Office of Housing – and oversight of residential master planning.

Ms. Russell previously served in Student Affairs at Notre Dame as the founding Director of the Gender Relations Center from 2004 to 2011 and as Rector of Pangborn Hall from 1998 to 2005. During her time at the University, Ms. Russell has team taught several theology classes; led campus training sessions designed to create a more welcoming environment and foster respectful dialogue about race, class, gender and sexual orientation; and participated in campus ministry as a spiritual director for undergraduate interns and a supervisor to Master of Divinity students. Since 1998, Ms. Russell has served on several campus committees, including: Advisory Committee for Academic and Student Life; Campus Life Council; Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention; Core Council for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Students; President's Ad Hoc Committee on Women; Sexual Assault Advisory Committee; Standing Committee for Gay and Lesbian Student Needs; Thanking Fr. Ted Foundation; and the University Committee for Women Faculty and Students.

Prior to joining the division of Student Affairs at Notre Dame in 1998, Ms. Russell spent five years working in the domestic violence movement with both victims and batterers. She served as Victim Contact Coordinator and later as Program Coordinator for PEACE, Inc. (Project to End Abuse through Counseling and Education) as well as a court liaison for the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, she served as a lay pastor of an inner-city church, hospital chaplain and Community Service Coordinator on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Club of Nashville.

Ms. Russell earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Philosophy and Theology from Notre Dame in 1993 and a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1997 together with the Nella May Overby Memorial Award for honors in field education.

William Stackman

Dr. William Stackman, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Services


Dr. Bill Stackman began his role as Associate Vice President for Student Services at Notre Dame in August 2012.  He oversees the University's student health and wellness services, including the Office of Alcohol & Drug Education, the University Counseling Center, and University Health Services. In addition, Dr. Stackman chairs the University's Care Team, serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and supervises the Program Director for Graduate Student Life.      

Previously, Dr. Stackman served as Director of Student Activities at Texas A&M University. Dr. Stackman has been working in student affairs for 30 years and has held leadership positions at a number of institutions, including Dean of Student Affairs at Rhodes College, Associate and Acting Dean of Students at Oberlin College, Director of Student Activities at Tufts University, Associate Director of the Illini Union at the University of Illinois, and Associate Director of Student Activities at Temple University.

Dr. Stackman earned his doctorate at Boston University in Leadership, Administration, and Policy Studies. He also holds a master's degree from West Virginia University in Higher Education Administration, a master's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Parks and Recreation Administration, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in Parks and Recreation.  

Lee Svete

Mr. Lee Svete, M.A.
Associate Vice President for Career and Professional Development


Lee Svete has served as Associate Vice President for Career & Professional Development at Notre Dame since July 2012.  In addition to overseeing The Career Center, Mr. Svete is championing a dynamic and shared vision for vocational discernment for undergraduate students to develop a four-year plan involving career assessment, career mentoring and networking, job shadowing, externships, internships and post graduate opportunities. This includes expanding partnerships with Academic Affairs, the Provost's Office, the Deans of the Colleges and the First Year of studies, department chairs and academic advisor, the Center for Social Concerns, Campus Ministry and professional and graduate student advisors.  In addition, Mr. Svete serves as the primary liasion to University Relations and works in collaboration to provide leadership in fundraising. 

Previous to this appointment at Notre Dame, Lee joined the University as the Director of The Career Center in 1999.  Since 2001, Lee has received a number of awards including: The Notre Dame Presidential Achievement and Team IRISH Awards, Sam Walton Fellowship for Students in Free Enterprise, The IRISH Clover Award for Student Services, General Electric's Top Recruiting Program Award and the Arts & Letters Staff Appreciation Award. 

Before coming to Notre Dame, Lee directed the Career Services Office at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY from 1995 to 1999, and previously directed the Office of Career Planning at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY from 1989 to 1995. Prior to SLU, Lee was the Associate Director of Career Development at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY from 1985 to 1989. Lee holds a Masters Degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelors degree in History from the College of Wooster. Lee resides in Granger, IN with his wife, Jill, and two children.  

Rev Pete McCormick, CSC

Rev. Peter McCormick, C.S.C.
Director, Campus Ministry


As director of Campus Ministry within the Division of Student Affairs, Father McCormick oversees a staff of some 30 clerical, religious and lay ministers tending to the spiritual needs of all Notre Dame students.

A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Father McCormick attended West Catholic High School. Following his graduation from Grand Valley State University in 2000 he entered Moreau Seminary and two years later professed his first vows in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

While in the seminary, Father McCormick worked at St. John Vianney Parish in Goodyear, Ariz., directing its Confirmation program, teaching mathematics in the parish school and coaching 5th and 6th grade basketball. Returning to Notre Dame, he earned a master’s degree in divinity in 2006 and was ordained a Holy Cross priest the following year. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. From 2007 to 2013 he served as rector of Notre Dame’s Keough Hall. He also served as associate vocation director for Holy Cross from 2007 to 2010. He served as associate director of Campus Ministry until January 2015, and serves as chaplain to the Notre Dame Men's Basketball team.

Matthew S Anderson

Mr. Matthew S. Anderson, M.B.A.
Director of Finance and Operations


Matthew S. Anderson joined the University of Notre Dame as Director of Finance and Operations for Student Affairs in March, 2011. As Director of Finance and Operations for Student Affairs, Matt oversees the integration of strategy and resources for the Division of Student Affairs. He also coordinates technology within the Division and serves as the primary liaison with Human Resources for the Division.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Since 2003, he has served as Vice President of Finance and Operations at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida.  In this role, he was responsible for all business aspects of the University, including budgeting, human resources, marketing, physical plant, construction, and supervision of staff. Prior to his tenure at St. Augustine, Matt spent three years at Merrill Lynch, where he served as Supervisor for 401(k) Service and Administration.

Lissa Bill

Lissa Bill
Senior Counselor to the Vice President for Student Affairs


Lissa Bill was appointed Senior Counselor to the Vice President for Student Affairs, effective October 2014.

Prior to this role, Ms. Bill was the Career Operations Manager in The Career Center, overseeing the areas of marketing, events, and the front office of the Center, as well as their student intern program. In addition to managing the operations for the office, she was a career coach on the Career Center’s Exploration Team helping students as they explored career opportunities in the consulting, retail, and technology industries. She developed programming to help Arts and Letters students explore business and team-taught a one-credit course on career planning in the Mendoza College of Business.

Prior to coming to Notre Dame in July of 2008, Ms. Bill spent the majority of her career in retail as a buyer at companies such as Sears Holdings, Bachrach, and Abercrombie & Fitch. She traveled to China, Korea, Turkey, Italy, and England while working with vendors and suppliers to deliver seasonal assortments that were sold in stores nationwide. MS. Bill was born and raised in South Bend, Ind. and graduated in 1997 from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and Psychology.

Ann Hastings

Ms. Ann Hastings, M.S.
Senior Communications Specialist


Ann Hastings began as senior communications specialist in the Office of Student Affairs in November 2013. Ann works collaboratively with Division leadership to build awareness for the Division, promoting its contributions, resources, and services to students and other audiences. Previously, she served as integrated marketing program director in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications at Notre Dame. In this role, she oversaw the communications efforts for interdisciplinary University projects and initiatives, including the development and production of the University’s “What Would You Fight For?” institutional campaign. Ms. Hastings was also the inaugural marketing manager for Innovation Park at Notre Dame.

Prior to joining the University, she was an account supervisor for the global public relations firm Weber Shandwick. Ms. Hastings is a 2003 graduate of Notre Dame and holds a master’s in integrated marketing communications from Loyola University Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Paul Manrique

Paul Manrique, J.D.
Program Director, New Student Engagement


As Program Director, New Student Engagement, Mr. Manrique provides leadership and coordination for all aspects of the Division’s involvement in, and contribution to, new student programs. Manrique will work across the Division and University to coordinate resources, develop programing, train students and staff, and further refine the Orientation experience. Serving as a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs’ leadership team, he provides oversight to special projects and initiatives related to new student engagement and support, ensuring that our welcome of new students communicates our values as a community and introduces the distinctive elements of a Holy Cross education.

Manrique worked as a Program Coordinator in the Student Activities Office starting in July of 2013. In that position, he provided support services as the primary contact to the nearly 300 undergraduate clubs across campus. He worked as advisor to the Club Coordination Council, a branch of student government tasked with allocation of club funds and management of prospective club approvals. He also advised two Sophomore Class Councils, where he oversaw the creation of the class signature event, the Great Gatsby Dance. In addition to these roles, Paul was tasked with oversight of the Shamrock Leadership Series - Sophomore Institute, Activities Night, Bookstore Basketball, football concession stands, and nearly 20 late-night and weekend programs.

Prior to joining the Notre Dame family, Manrique practiced for three years as an attorney in Chicago for the firm of Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan LLP, where he worked in the areas of litigation, education, and government relations. He earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Administrative Staff

Ginger Chrapliwy

Ms. Ginger Chrapliwy, B.S.
Officer Assistant


Ms. Ginger Chrapliwy joined the Office of Student Affairs in May 2014. Prior to joining Student Affairs, she was a member of the Office of Strategic Planning & Institutional Research, where she worked as senior exec. administrative assistant for six years. Prior to her role in OSPIR, Ginger worked in the Controller’s Group within the Finance Division for her first five years at the University as the office manager. She was then offered the opportunity to work in the Executive Vice President’s Office, serving in the office for two years as the senior administrative assistant. 

Before joining the University, Ginger worked as an Account Manager at a national computer training company, Productivity Point International. As an account manager, she worked with the many MCSE or Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers in the area for continuing education and certification. She also coordinated and managed over a hundred accounts regionally and helped to coordinate accounts that inquired on private class training. Ginger earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the Indiana University of South Bend.

Ms. Mary Drummond
Administrative Assistant


Ms. Mary Drummond started working at the University of Notre Dame in February 1998. She worked five years as Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student Development and nine months as Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Gender Relations Center. Prior to Notre Dame, she worked three years at NIBCO Inc., Elkhart as an assistant to the Vice Presidents of Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain. She also worked 23 years at Heraeus Kulzer/Bayer Corporation. During her 23 years at Heraeus/Bayer, she held various positions, including Executive Assistant to the President of Heraeus, meeting planner for National Sales and International Opinion Leader meetings, and assistant to the Director of the International Department. In January 2013, she started in the Office of Student Affairs and now serves as Administrative Assistant/Receptionist for the office.  

Mary LaViolette
Administrative Assistant


Mary has been active in the field of higher education having spent most of her career at Notre Dame, most recently in the Development Department on Eddy Street. She supports William Stackman, associate vice president for student services and Lee Svete, associate vice president for career and professional development and performs additional reception duties for the Office of Student Affairs.

Born and raised in Elkhart, Mary finished her A.S. degree in Psychology from Indiana University South Bend. Her avocations include sports, deep sea fishing, and scuba diving. She also serves on the Program of Excellence Committee at St. Joe High School. She currently resides in South Bend with her teenage son.